Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
9:31 AM 19th February 2020

Sheffield Teen Named St John’s Cadet Of The Year

A teenager from Sheffield has been named St John Ambulance’s Cadet of the Year for South and West Yorkshire.

Rose Francis
Rose Francis
Rose Francis (17) has volunteered with the health and first aid charity for two years and hopes to pursue a career in medicine.

The Silverdale High School student said: “Being a district cadet of the year will help me to be a role model for other young people and help them to do more to achieve their goals in life, and also to advertise the essential skills we learn at St John Ambulance. I look forward to meeting other cadets and showcasing my valued skills learnt through St John and in life”

She will now travel to Northamptonshire, to compete for the national Cadet of the Year title, from Friday February 21 to Sunday February 23.

“Being a part of St John Ambulance has helped me to learn the essential leadership qualities and first aid skills and to improve my confidence and make new friends outside school,” Rose added.

Cadets of the Year have a key role in making sure the voices of young volunteers are heard at the highest level in St John.

And the national winner takes on an important role representing St John Ambulance’s young people, including attending ceremonial occasions and Royal functions.

The charity has exciting plans to improve, extend and invest in its offer to 7 to 25-year-olds via its Badger (7 to 10) and Cadet (11 to 17) programmes and university groups, plus new projects over the next three years.

For more information on St John Ambulance, including how to make a donation, volunteering opportunities, and details of training for the public, schools and businesses, visit or call 08700 10 49 50.