Honoured for being the essence of what St John stands for

CONGRATULATIONS to Nikki Harrison, chief executive officer of St John Ambulance Guernsey, who has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year’s Honours. Mrs Harrison is recognised for services to the community in Guernsey during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nikki Harrison joined St John Ambulance Guernsey in 2015 and was appointed to the role of chief executive officer in July this year, having previously been chief operating officer since 2018 and operations manager before that. As CEO, Nikki oversees all aspects of the work of the St John charity in Guernsey.

Mrs Harrison has been instrumental in the restructuring of the organisation during the past two years. During 2020 Nikki oversaw the charity’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which included the delivery of food and medicines to people in isolation, the volunteer ambulance decontamination team, Caring Callers and the Channel Islands Seaweed Hand Sanitiser. The role also involved coordinating the community-wide volunteer effort – Volunteer Guernsey, which involved liaison with the Community Foundation, the Association of Guernsey Charities, Guernsey Isolation Support Group, other charities and States of Guernsey departments. In 2019 Nikki led the St John team coordinating first aid cover for the 2019 Island Games in Gibraltar.

Nikki was appointed as a Member of the Order of St John in 2019. She is also a director of the Guernsey Cheshire Home.

Andrew Henton, Knight Commander of the Commandery of St John in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, has described the contribution she makes in the local community as going far beyond what is expected of her professionally and that she is the essence of what St John stands for – the service of humanity.

Anyone interested in supporting St John Ambulance Guernsey can do so by emailing info@stjohn.gg or donating at giving.gg.


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