Mike Jukes, a volunteer community first responder (CFR) in Bransgore (situated in the New Forest) since 2005 has been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List, with a British Empire Medal for Services to Emergency Response and Fundraising.

Mike has been a volunteer community first responder (CFR) in his local area, Bransgore, since 2005, responding to appropriate emergency medical incidents. In addition to this he is also the Bransgore CFR scheme co-ordinator looking after the team of other local volunteer responders.

Will Hancock SCAS CEO said ‘Mike is an excellent ambassador for South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) and has worked tirelessly in his local area bringing the community together.

Over the past 12 years Mike has been an inspirational character not only in his commitment to the CFR role responding to emergency incidents but also as a successful fundraiser and education provider. As a volunteer he embraces the Trust’s core values of Caring, Teamwork, Professionalism and Innovation. He has been an exemplary role model and we send our huge congratulations to Mike on this well deserved achievement’.

In responding to the news of his award Mike said ‘‘It is an honour and a priviledge to serve the community in this area at times when they are facing a medical emergency and to be able to offer initial help and care before the ambulance arrives. I was speechless when I heard news of this award and I am proud and humbled to be recognised for doing something that is so rewarding in itelf.”