A teacher at Derby College Group has spoken of his pride after receiving a Platinum Jubilee Medal for his services working as a volunteer for the ambulance service.
Michael Grange, an advanced practitioner in work-based learning and apprenticeships at the college, has volunteered as a community first responder for East Midlands Ambulance Service for many years – attending many life-threatening emergencies in the local area.
To mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, a special commemorative medal was awarded to serving frontline members of the police, fire, emergency services, prison services and the Armed Forces.
Acting as a token of the nation’s thanks, it follows a long history of awarding medals to mark Royal Jubilees, with the first one awarded to mark the 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s reign in 1887.
Michael said: “Receiving the Platinum Jubilee Medal is a huge honour and an immense privilege.
“I and the other community first responders are all dedicated to supporting our colleagues in the NHS and, wherever we can, helping to save people’s lives.”