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St John Wales will be showcasing the achievements of young first aiders at its annual Youth Awards at the Wales Millennium Centre on Sunday December 2.
Exceptional St John volunteers, including a youth member who saved the life of a 20-year-old cardiac arrest victim, will be recognised at the glittering event.
It will be a star-studded occasion hosted by BBC Newsreader and X-Ray presenter Lucy Owen, who has been an avid supporter of St John for many years.
St John members from across Wales, aged between 5 and 25, will be receiving accolades ranging from lifesaving commendations to Duke of Edinburgh awards.
Only Men Aloud singer Craig Yates, Falkland’s War veteran Simon Weston OBE and BBC weather presenter Sue Charles will be in attendance along with 20-year-old James Cory whose life was saved by two young St John volunteers.
The first aid charity will also be announcing its newly crowned Badger and Cadet of the Year at the event. These titles are awarded to exceptional young members who will act as Ambassadors for St John Wales’ 2,700 youth members in 2013.
Damian Thomas, Director of Youth for St John Wales, said: “The 2012 Youth Awards will be a fantastic way to recognise the hard work and dedication of our young members who make a real difference in communities across Wales. It’s really pleasing to be able to give something back to our committed young volunteers and acknowledge them for all their efforts over the last 12 months.”
Local dignitaries and BT Director of Wales, Ann Beynon, will also be in attendance to present awards.
The ceremony will commence at 2pm and will be attended by more than 250 people at the WMC in Cardiff Bay.
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