Tom Martin Hughes is 18 years-old and is the Youth Ambassador for St John Ambulance. Tom joined St John Ambulance in 2009 and has been extremely passionate and devoted to making a difference and giving back to the community ever since.
Tom has dedicated hundreds of hours of his spare time going out on duty at public events and he has also raised thousands of pounds for St John Ambulance. Furthermore, Tom has been instrumental in ensuring First Aid is part of the curriculum in the Channel Islands. He has also been a driving force within St John Ambulance to ensure that young people are at the forefront of their organisation.
As a result of Tom’s voluntary and charitable work, he has received numerous accolades. In 2018, Tom was the recipient of The Order of St John’s, Sovereign’s Award, which is personally issued by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. He was also named The United Kingdom’s, 992nd Point of Light by Prime Minister, Theresa May and in 2017, Tom received a Diana Award; which is the most prestigious accolade a young person can receive for social action and humanitarian work.
Ever since receiving his Diana Award, Tom has become an ambassador the charity and the programmes they run. Tom has also continuously acted as an advocate for young people, encouraging others to shine a spotlight on the positive work that the youth of today are doing.