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2022 NSW Volunteer of the Year awards for the New England

Congratulations to our award winners of the 2022 NSW Volunteer of the Year awards for the New England, who recently received their awards, at a special ceremony in Armidale.

'Adult Volunteer of the Year', Peter Cameron, was unable to attend the ceremony, and so the Armidale Regional Council Mayor, Sam Coupland, arranged for Peter to be personally congratulated and receive his well deserved award in the Mayor's office today. 

The Coordinator of Armidale Volunteer Referral Service, Jane Davies, was also there to congratulate Peter on his wonderful achievement.

"It's a great honour and a privilege to receive this award. It was lovely to get the call, " said Peter. 

Peter has contributed more than 28,000 hours over 28 years of volunteering with St John Ambulance NSW. As the Hub Leader for Northern NSW, Peter looks after six divisions, with over 150 members, coordinating first aid response during last scale disasters as well as smaller but no less significant events.

He was one of the first St John volunteers on the scene in response to the major flood event in the Northern Rivers region, helping to deploy members and provide first aid to evacuation and recovery centres, hospitals, and the emergency services base camp.

The winners of the other awards were 'Stroke public education advocate' Joe Miller from Tamworth and the 40 team members from the Uralla Historical Society. Congratulations to all of the winners. 

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