Four People Receive Awards For Volunteering

March 2, 2016

Investitures were held at Government House in which honours were awarded by the Governor on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to four individuals for their voluntary service to St John Ambulance and the community, including Justin Williams, David Curley, Veronica DeSilva and Roderick Gray.

Each of the four awardees received insignia medals from the Governor in a formal but social setting at Government House. The process involved HRH at Kensington Palace and HM at Buckingham Palace and their respective staffs and included publication in the London Gazette.

St John Colour Sergeant Andrew Crumley, Chief Training Officer Veronica DeSilva, Chairman and Commander of St John Bermuda Justin Williams, Major David Curley [Royal Bermuda Regiment], the Governor, Deputy Commissioner Jeffrey Borges, Commissioner of St John, Gareath Adderley, Deputy Chairman Roderick Gray, and St John Brigade member Cameron Floyd:

Voluntary Service Award Bermuda Feb 26 2016

Mr. Williams said, ”St John Ambulance is grateful to Major Curley, Ronnie DeSilva and Roddy Gray for their dedicated service to St John and the community. Ronnie has contributed countless hours to training members of the public, businesses and organisations on the Island, most recently the Americas Cup teams, in first aid and CPR.

“Major Curley has provided an invaluable liason between the Royal Bermuda Regiment and St John helping to coordinate disaster preparedness and the induction of new members, Roddy has for many years overseen the finances of St John on a voluntary basis.

“I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Commissioner Gareath Adderley and Deputy Commissioner Jeffrey Borges who run St John operationally and the approximately 50 volunteers and Brigade members who ensure that the community is protected free of charge by voluntary ambulance services, first aid and CPR.

“St John looks forward to continuing to serve the Bermuda in years to come.”

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  1. Happy Onion says:

    Thank you all!