Zoe is crowned one of the best Badgers in the county

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A HARD-working girl from Hucknall has been crowned one of the most promising first-aiders in the whole of Nottinghamshire.

Eight-year-old Zoe Parkinson, of Brett Close, is a member of the fledgling St John Ambulance Badger sett based at Seymour Road Baptist Church in the town.

She took on the cream of the county in an annual event run by St John at Newark.

At the end of a series of tests and challenges, Zoe was announced as the runner-up in the prestigious Nottinghamshire Badger Of The Year category.

Mum Collette said: “We are very proud of her. She has been going to the sett at Seymour Road for several months and really enjoys herself.”

The Seymour Road Badgers’ sett was launched at the turn of the year. It involves first-aid teaching and the chance to take part in role play and games. It also helps children make new friends.

The sett is open to five-to-ten-year olds and meets every Friday. It has proved so popular there is a waiting list to join.

Back in February, Zoe also won a Badger Of The Month award at her sett.

She was put forward for the Badger Of The Year prize by her leader at Seymour Road, Victoria McIndoe, who said: “We are very excited that, having been up and running for less then a year, one of our Badgers had earned such a success.

“Zoe is an exemplary Badger and this is a huge accolade.”

OUR PHOTO shows Zoe with her certificate — DISPIC NHUD11-2825-2.