Exemplary service medals for Honiton volunteers

PUBLISHED: 15:20 12 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:20 12 April 2013

Vic Bowsher MBE and Jo Street received exemplary service medals in recognition of their voluntary work with the Casualties Union.

Vic Bowsher MBE and Jo Street received exemplary service medals in recognition of their voluntary work with the Casualties Union.

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Volunteers recognised for their service to Casualties Union charity.

Two volunteers from Honiton have been recognised for their exemplary service to the community.

Jo Street and Vic Bowsher MBE have been volunteers with the Casualties Union for 13 years, and were presented with exemplary service medals at a national training event in Bournemouth.

The Casualties Union is a registered charity which provides acting and reacting casualties and patients for the emergency, medical profession and those who teach first aid, nursing and rescue.

Both Jo and Vic admit the awards came as a surprise.

Jo said: “It has been really nice to be recognised.

“We do it because we enjoy doing it, but to actually have a bit of recognition is quite nice.”

Jo and Vic are members of the East Devon group, which was awarded the Lotus Trophy, a national award for furthering the aims and objectives of the Casualties Union.

As part of their work with the Casualties Union they help with training undertaken by the emergency services, NHS and voluntary organisations by using their skills in make-up, acting and the staging of incidents to help with all levels of first aid training.

The organisation’s activities can range from taking part in aircraft crash exercises, cave and mountain rescues and first aid training.

For more information, visit www.casualtiesunion.org.uk

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