volunteer honoured with MBE
St John Ambulance Brigade volunteer has been appointed MBE in
the Queen's New Year Honours list.
Comer, of Rosewood Avenue, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I was
quite surprised - I had no clues whatsoever!"
has spent much of her life volunteering with the organisation
and is currently the deputy commander of St John Ambulance in
have helped St Johns since I was 11, working my way up from overseeing
the cubs and cadets in Highbridge and later the adult division,
to the county," she said.
family have been behind her every step of the way - her daughter,
Sarah, is heavily involved with the Highbridge division and her
husband was also a St John member until he retired.
who is a church warden at Burnham's St Andrew's Church, is also
closely involved with the Somerset St John Fellowship group, which
helps retired ambulance volunteers.
is looking forwards to taking a trip to Buckingham Palace within
the next five months to collect her well-deserved medal.