A Notting Hill volunteer for St John Ambulance has been named its cadet of the year.
Anton Cornibert was chosen ahead of thousands of other young volunteers after a two-day competition - becoming the first cadet from London to win the award in eight years.
It saw 30 finalists from all over the country assessed on their life-saving first aid skills, teamwork, initiative under pressure, organisation, presentation and leadership skills.
The Holland Park School pupil joined the first aid charity in January 2014 after attending an Essential First Aid course for members of the public. His ambition is to become a full-time paramedic.
He will spend the next 12 months representing the charity at high-profile national events, while continuing his studies and his role as a first aider and cadet leader for the Westminster unit of St John Ambulance.
Anton said: “I’m extremely excited about the fact that I’ve brought the title back to London and now have the chance to represent all our hardworking, determined and passionate cadets from across the country.
“Before joining St John Ambulance I would never have dreamed of entering the healthcare profession and I would still have been deciding what I would like to do as a career.
“From being part of this wonderful organisation I’ve realised first aid skills are vital and this is something I’d like to take further. I intend to qualify as a paramedic in three years time so I can continue to make a real difference in the community.”