Pride of St John

Pride of St John

22 November 2012

Congratulations to St John volunteer Michael Victory who is nominated for the Heroism Medal in this year's Pride of Australia awards. Volunteers doing the community and St John proud!

By day, Michael Victory works in hardware sales, but after hours he transforms into a person who is there for others in times of crisis. In his 35 years as a St John Ambulance volunteer, Mr Victory, 56, of Morphett Vale, has worked all over the state assisting at car crashes, bushfires and making sure community and sporting events run smoothly.

He's lived in Hawker, Peterborough, Strathalbyn, Yankalilla and the Northern Territory, and is now second-in-charge at the Noarlunga St John branch.

"When I was a young bloke, one of the fellas I was working with decided I needed some direction in my life," he said. "I did it to give the local community a hand and it's what I've done ever since. "St John gives you confidence that if something does happen, you've got the ability to give someone a hand and save a life in that situation."
 
Nominated for the Heroism Medal sponsored by Network Ten in this year's Pride of Australia awards, Mr Victory has also been an inspiration to others. The long hours volunteering meant time away from his family, so wife Jackie, 51, and children Jacinta, 28, and Andrew, 19, decided to become St John volunteers
 
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