ON BEHALF of my family and myself, I would like to take this opportunity to write to The Herald to thank those in the community who have supported me after my dismissal as a volunteer for St John’s Ambulance.
We as a family have been overwhelmed with the kindness and compassion shown towards us during these past difficult months.
We are amazed at the lengths of concern that some have shown and their continued support.Read more
For an organisation such as St John’s which relies so heavily on volunteers, it reflects very poorly on their management that volunteers are not able to raise concerns that they face while on the job, without fear of backlash or reprisal.
I have no doubt that the bullying and intimidation directed at myself was initiated within management at the Regional Office (in Northam).
I have thoroughly enjoyed my 39 years of volunteering as an ambulance officer, serving the community of Toodyay.
I have gained so many new skills and confidence and met some truly wonderful people and made lifelong friendships.
Please continue to support the volunteers as it still is a very difficult time for them as well at the Toodyay sub-centre.