Mum up for award

Tracey Jones saved the life of a toddler who fell in a pond while she was on holiday. She is now a first aider with St Andrew's Ambulance and is encouraging more people to enrole in a first aid course.'See copy by Jenny Morrison

Tracey Jones saved the life of a toddler who fell in a pond while she was on holiday. She is now a first aider with St Andrew's Ambulance and is encouraging more people to enrole in a first aid course.'See copy by Jenny Morrison

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CARNOUSTIE mum Tracy Jones has been shortlisted for a national award for her outstanding voluntary service to Scotland’s dedicated first aid charity, St Andrew’s First Aid.

Nominated for Outstanding Volunteer in the inaugural St Andrew’s First Aid Volunteer Awards, Tracy (42) has been a volunteer first aider with the Dundee Central Division of the charity for three years, providing emergency first aid services at a wide range of public events including T in the Park.

Earlier this year the full-time mum of three put her life-saving first aid skills into action during a family holiday where she successfully resuscitated a young girl rescued from a nearby lake.

A passionate advocate of first aid, her two youngest children are keen members of St Andrew’s First Aid youth programme – Badgers.

Candidates are nominated by colleagues, based on their demonstration of outstanding service to the organisation and dedication to their role as a first aid volunteer.

Tracy has impressed colleagues with her tireless commitment to the charity, which she juggles with her job and her children’s busy schedules, and her calm and collected approach to any emergency situation.

Her nomination states: “Tracy has been a volunteer with St Andrew’s for just three years and she shows the skills that we would wish all our members to have. We feel very privileged to have Tracy as a member of our company.”

The St Andrew’s First Aid Volunteer Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday (November 3) at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, where the charity headquarters is based.