Lee-on-the-Solent lifesavers honoured

MEDALS  (left to right) Sheila Hayward, Jackie Carmy, Margaret Bevington, Karina Plummer, Lorraine Purnell, Tracy Porter, Graham Hayward, David Wood, Jim Bevington and Tony Farlow. Picture: Allan Hutchings (122080-686)
MEDALS (left to right) Sheila Hayward, Jackie Carmy, Margaret Bevington, Karina Plummer, Lorraine Purnell, Tracy Porter, Graham Hayward, David Wood, Jim Bevington and Tony Farlow. Picture: Allan Hutchings (122080-686)
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THESE heroes deal with life-threatening emergencies and give up their own time to help save lives.

Now, they have been rewarded for their hard work.

The 10 members of the Lee-on-the-Solent Community Responders group have been awarded Diamond Jubilee medals. It’s the highest number awarded to any group in the county. They each received their medals in recognition of five years’ service.

Graham Hayward, co-ordinator of the group, said: ‘We weren’t expecting it. We thought that it was only for full-time professional people and not people who do it in their spare time like us.

‘It’s an honour. It’s good to get recognition.’