Michelle Ping's talk in Thame
Michelle Ping with June Bateman and Peter Hook
with Thame Air Cadets
Thame"™s Inner Wheel and Rotary had a special guest speaker at the Thame Football Club: the 41-year-old Royal Navy Reservist Michelle Ping who has led a remarkable double career for the past 20 years as a military reservist and a specialist paramedic.
Michelle Ping was on patrol as a volunteer combat paramedic
with the Reservists in Helmand Province Afghanistan in 2011 when she saved the
life of a colleague who had been shot in the head. She jumped on the roof of the building where
the soldier lay injured to shield him and give him first aid whilst still under
fire. For her bravery she was awarded a Mention in Dispatches in 2012 and the
Queen’s Volunteer Reserve Medal.
The event was attended by representatives of various local voluntary
organisations, including representatives from Thame Air Cadets and sixth form
students from Lord Williams’s School.
The event was kindly sponsored by Lightfoots Solicitors, Thame
Glass and The Thatch. These local companies helped cover the costs towards
Chinnor Silver Band’s performance as well as the drinks and canapes on offer.
The event raised funds towards Inner Wheel’s charities in
2015-2016: British Royal Legion and Thame & District Day Centre.
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