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7:01am 31st December 2011

The New Year's honours list is out.

Seven charity and community workers in Cornwall are on it.

That includes an OBE for an ambulance first responder in Torpoint

Bob Gaskin set up the team for Rame.

His crew is scrambled to medical emergencies - before the paramedics arrive:

"I was very surprised, but very honoured"

"It can take some time to get an ambulance here so by the time the paramedic or ambulance arrives we can give them all sorts of information about the patient which will enable them to decide whether they want to send he or she to the hospital or to keep them at home"

"You are in fact a team of volunteers. We get no pay in any way at all. We run our own car. In this area we run a 24 hour a day service and have done since we formed”

Others on the list, Ken Bowden from Portreath, for his services to the community.

The 82 year old has been in local government and supporting local charities for 50 years.

Despite battling cancer, he is still on the Parish Council and works with forces families through the charity SSAFA

"We all have a debt to the community in one way or another and we all discharge it in different ways and the more people who get involved in the community the better it is for the community I think"

"There are a lot of people trying to help just to get people interested and make them realise what is available and how they can improve their own community. I mean they're doing it for their own good in the long run. That's the way I look at it"

The full list of locals honoured is here:

 

OBE

William Edward Mann. Formerly Headteacher, St.HilarySchool, St. Hilary, Penzance, Cornwall. For services to Education. (Penzance, Cornwall)

Robert Hughes Gaskin. For services to the voluntary sector in Cornwall. (Torpoint, Cornwall


MBE

Kenneth Bowden. For services to the community in Camborne-Redruth and Cornwall. (Redruth, Cornwall)

Miss Mary Irene Butler. For services to the community in Launceston, Cornwall. (Launceston, Cornwall)  

Mrs Margaret Ellen Winser. Chair of Board of Governors, Truro and Penwith College. For services to Further and Higher Education.

Ernest Victor Thompson. For services to Literature and to the community in Cornwall. (Launceston, Cornwall)

Brian Leslie Toney. For services to the community in Gweek and Culdrose, Cornwall. (Helston, Cornwall)

Miss Helen Jenny. For services to Dartmoor National Park and to Young People in Devon and Cornwall. (Gunnislake, Cornwall)

ROYAL VICTORIAN ORDER DCVO


Walter Robert Alexander Ross, CVO. Secretary and Keeper of the Records, Duchy of Cornwall.


William Nicholas Hood, CBE. Council Member, Duchy of Cornwall.


Timothy Michael Grenville Gray. Estate Surveyor, Duchy of Cornwall.


ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, CIVIL ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE GBE

Andrew William Brown. Formerly director-General of the Advertising Association. For services to the Advertising Industry. (Launceston,Cornwall)

 



7:01am 31st December 2011

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