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Royal honour for Swaffham cadet Bethany

PUBLISHED: 16:29 18 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:47 08 July 2010

A ST John Ambulance cadet from Swaffham met the Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace as part of a special awards ceremony.

Bethany Rudd and fellow cadet Stephen Daniels of Norwich were congratulated for gaining their Grand Prior Award - the highest recognition cadets can achieve within St John Ambulance.

A ST John Ambulance cadet from Swaffham met the Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace as part of a special awards ceremony.

Bethany Rudd and fellow cadet Stephen Daniels of Norwich were congratulated for gaining their Grand Prior Award - the highest recognition cadets can achieve within St John Ambulance.

It marks at least three years of sustained effort studying eight different areas from communications and working in the community, to the history of the organisation.

Each area includes a range of activities, such as games, project work, role-plays and debates.

Every county is invited to select two Grand Prior Award recipients to attend the prestigious Palace ceremony prestigious event. Stephen and Bethany were accompanied by Justin Pryce from Norwich, the County Cadet of the Year, who receives an automatic invitation as a result of his role.

Around 150 Cadets attended the Palace, representing St John Ambulance from across the country.

Ian Callaghan, Principal County Youth Officer for St John Ambulance Norfolk, said: “We awarded nine Grand Priors in 2007 and were absolutely delighted to send these three special ambassadors to London for this prestigious event.

“They have all worked extremely hard and deserved this honour of meeting HRH The Princess Royal.”

St John Ambulance Norfolk has over 800 adult members and 742 across the youth programme in Cadets and Badgers. Volunteers can frequently be seen in the community, providing first aid support at events such as Royal Norfolk Show, Fakenham Races, the Worstead Festival, the Lord Mayor's Procession, and many other public gatherings.

The organisation delivers first aid training courses for businesses and individuals throughout the region.

For more information about St John Ambulance courses or becoming a member, contact 01603 431639 or email countyhq@norfolk.sja.org.uk.

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