Best paw forward for revived St John Ambulance Badgers

SETT TO SUCCEED -- shows 'Badger Of The Month' Zoe Parkinson (front) with fellow members of the relaunched Hucknall Badger sett
SETT TO SUCCEED -- shows 'Badger Of The Month' Zoe Parkinson (front) with fellow members of the relaunched Hucknall Badger sett

IT WAS a case of best paw forward when the Hucknall Badgers — the youngest members of St John Ambulance — celebrated the relaunch of their local sett at Seymour Road Baptist Church.

‘Paws’ badges and first-aid certificates were presented to members at a ceremony to mark the revival of the group.

Anyone aged between five and ten can join the Badger sett, which is all about learning important life skills in a fun and safe environment. Children learn first-aid skills as they work towards their ‘Super Badger Award’.

Darren Allcock, superintendent of the Hucknall and Linby division of St John, is delighted that the Badgers have been relaunched after a break of about a year.

“You are never too young to learn first aid skills which can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved,” he said.

Representing St John Ambulance Nottinghamshire at the celebration were Helen Marriott, assistant commissioner youth for the Trent area, Helen Parkinson, county Badger leader, who presented the ‘Badger of the Month Award’ to Zoe Parkinson, and Hucknall Badger leader Victoria McIndoe.

OUR PHOTO shows ‘Badger Of The Month’ Zoe Parkinson (front) with fellow members of the relaunched Hucknall sett — DISPIC 11-0914-2