A TEENAGE first aider has been picked for a year s special duties by the Mayor of Barnstaple. Fifteen-year-old Abbie Joslin, a member of the Barnstaple St John Ambulance Cadets, has been chosen by Mayor of Barnstaple Jeremy Phillips to be the town s Mayor

A TEENAGE first aider has been picked for a year's special duties by the Mayor of Barnstaple.Fifteen-year-old Abbie Joslin, a member of the Barnstaple St John Ambulance Cadets, has been chosen by Mayor of Barnstaple Jeremy Phillips to be the town's Mayor's Cadet.Abbie was selected after the mayor decided it would be fitting to have a young person to assist him with certain official duties during his year in office and turned to local youth organisations to find a candidate.Antoinette Williams, the Assistant County Commissioner (Youth) for St John Ambulance Devon, said Abbie was a first class cadet and would make an exceptional escort for the mayor and mayoress.She said: "We are all extremely proud of Abbie. She is the perfect choice for this prestigious community role. She is an outstanding leader and team player and a brilliant role model for the younger children who are members of St John Ambulance."Abbie, a student at Pilton Community College in Barnstaple is currently the leading cadet in Barnstaple and the division's cadet of the year.