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992. Tom Hughes
Tom Hughes, from Jersey, is a St John Ambulance volunteer who has successfully integrated first aid training into 90 percent of Jersey’s schools.
17-year-old Tom has long been passionate about equipping people with lifesaving first aid skills and took it upon himself to teach his peers the basics during his GCSE PE course. Inspired by the positive response Tom set about contacting schools to deliver comprehensive first aid training. He has personally trained 3000 primary and secondary school students.
In a personal letter to Tom, Prime Minister Theresa May said:
“You should feel very proud of sharing the first aid skills you learned while volunteering with St John Ambulance with so many young people across Jersey. The work you have done training others has the potential to save lives and I wish you every success as you continue to pass on this vital knowledge.”
“I have been in St John Ambulance since the age of eight and if you’d of told me nine years ago that I would have had the opportunities that I have had and that I would be recognised by the Prime Minister – I can assure you that I wouldn’t have believed you. I am honoured and very proud to be the 992nd recipient of the Points of Light Award.”
Pictured below: Tom teaching fellow school students lifesaving first aid skills with St John Ambulance Jersey