and Burnham St John cadets win through to national finals
first aid team from the Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea's St John
Cadets Division are celebrating after winning the South West regional
first aid competition, held in Devon on Saturday (May 8th).
trio - Lucy Westlake, Rhiannon Parsons and Hannah Dowell - competed
against teams from across the South West and won by a clear margin.
will now go forward to represent the South West during the National
Finals in London during July.
event was held at the Conference Centre in Buckfast Abbey and
involved first aid scenarios for the girls to treat as a team,
a pair and as individuals.
treated choking, an open fracture, hyperventilation, a leg wound
and fractured collar bone injuries," Sarah Westlake, Divisional
Superintendent of Highbridge and Burnham St John Cadets, told
"As well as being overall winners, the girls won each section
of the team test, while Rhiannon and Hannah won the pairs and
Lucy won the individual award."
was an excellent result for all concerned, and represents a lot
of hard work and dedication."
said the girls have been training twice a week since January and
thanked everyone who has been involved in helping them, especially
their trainer, Colin Rawlinson.
the division had a team in the quiz section, who did well to be
placed third. The Quiz team was Martin Hewlett, Thomas Fincham,
James Nash and Shawna Whitehouse.
are Lucy Westlake, Rhiannon Parsons and Hannah Dowell after winning
Saturday's south west regional finals