A PARAMEDIC has been invited to an awards ceremony in recognition of her personal contribution to society.
Sloane Phillips, 39, of Belmont Road, will be joining 400 women from all walks of life at the Women of the Year Lunch and Awards on Monday, October 14 at the InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel.
The event honours women’s incredible personal achievements. Each guest is regarded as a Woman of the Year and represents not only herself, but the millions of women who make a difference every day.
Sloane is attending in celebration of her work in support of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust.
She has volunteered for the RNLI for 18 years and last year became one of few women in the UK to qualify as an all-weather lifeboat coxswain. During her time with the RNLI she has helped rescue children swept out to sea and towed stranded boats back to the harbour.
Earlier this year, Sloane became a fully qualified Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) paramedic for the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust.
She said: “I feel hugely privileged and proud to work for the Air Ambulance Trust and volunteer as a coxswain for the RNLI. There is no better feeling than helping someone in trouble.
“When I saw the invitation to the Women of the Year Lunch and Awards, I was so surprised, but I am absolutely delighted. I am immensely proud to not only represent women’s real achievements, but also the charities I work with.
“It is going to be exciting to get the chance to meet more inspirational women from all over the country.”
At the lunch, awards will be presented to exceptional women who have each proved an inspiration to others through their courage, selflessness and dedication.