St John Ambulance stalwarts honoured

PUBLISHED: 11:55 08 April 2008 | UPDATED: 10:20 04 May 2010

Susan Rudderham

Susan Rudderham

ST JOHN Ambulance stalwarts from Ely and Soham have been honoured with the organisation s top honour. Jo Porter from Ely, and Susan Rudderham, from Soham, were invested with the Order of St John at a ceremony in the Grand Priory Church, London on March 27

ST JOHN Ambulance stalwarts from Ely and Soham have been honoured with the organisation's top honour.

Jo Porter from Ely, and Susan Rudderham, from Soham, were invested with the Order of St John at a ceremony in the Grand Priory Church, London on March 27.

Mrs Porter has been a volunteer for St John Ambulance for 14 years, and Mrs Rudderham has been in service for 23. They were admitted as 'serving sisters' to the order and were presented with their insignia by Sir Brian Jenkins. Prior of the Priory of England.

Sir Brian said: "Both Jo and Susan have made an outstanding contribution to St John Ambulance and to volunteering in Cambridgeshire. I am very proud to be able to invest them today into the Order of St John."

Approximately 100 people are invested with the order of St John each year. The order was founded in the 11th century and has since grown to become the UK's leading first aid charity, with more than 45,000 volunteers.

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