Royal seal of approval for lifesavers

First Responders Anna Sharp (left) and Gillian Bennett proudly displaying their Queen's Jubilee medals.  (Lin)
First Responders Anna Sharp (left) and Gillian Bennett proudly displaying their Queen's Jubilee medals. (Lin)

FOUR members of Holton le Moor and Moortown 1st Responders Group have received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Group co-ordinator Gillian Bennett and group trainer Anna Sharp, who both joined the Responders in 2004, were delighted to receive them medals in recognition of long service contributions to the emergency services.

“We are delighted to know that the East Midlands Ambulance Service has recognised the contributions made by the 1st Responders,” they said.

Rachel Gibbons, the group’s secretary and Mike Perry of the group also received medals.

The Queen’s Jubilee Medals are being awarded to eligible members of the Armed Forces, emergency services and prison service personnel.

On announcing the issue of the medal, Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, Jeremy Hunt, said: “The Queen has dedicated her life to the service of this country and the Diamond Jubilee will offer us all the opportunity to celebrate the commitment, loyalty and faithfulness with which she has led the country across the last sixty years.

“It is right that we reward those people who, like The Queen, also dedicate their lives to public good and who represent the very best of the British spirit.

“I hope the official medal will serve as a mark of thanks to all those who give so much in the name of society and public service and I extend my congratulations to all the recipients.”