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Praise heaped on 'snow hero' student from Cornwall

Ian Hughes Duchy College student snow hero

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 5:03pm 15th February 2019.

Meet Ian Hughes - the Duchy College student being praised as a 'snow hero' after helping out stranded drivers.

When the white stuff hit Cornwall earlier this month the Level 2 Military Academy student didn't hesitate to get off the college bus on the way home to Camelford and give motorists a push.

Ian walked along the road offering assistance to vehicles that needed pushing and checked that people were ok inside.

A member of the public who he helped wrote to his parents praising his efforts.

"Ian is a credit to you and a star.  

"He was asking people today if he could be of help who were stranded in Camelford town this afternoon, he even brought me a coffee as I had no money on me."

Member of the public 

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Drivers stuck in the snow

"While I'm not in the military yet, it is the job of the military to help and if I can ever offer a helping hand to people I will".

"Once the bus was able to continue and I got home we then received a call from my parent's friend who was stuck at the local supermarket unable to get home, so I walked out to meet her and helped her carry the shopping bags back."

"I am really enjoying the course at Duchy College, I feel I have learnt so much already especially in terms of improving fitness, discipline and confidence. I would really recommend the course to others."

Ian Hughes

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Snow chaos catches drivers out on the A30

"It is great to see "our students displaying the qualities and values of uniformed services, and already supporting their communities as they start their journeys into their chosen careers."

Neil Harris Team Lead for Military and Protective Services Academy at Duchy Stoke

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