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Railway Mission appoints its youngest ever chaplain

Christian charity Railway Mission has appointed 19-year-old Hannah Tuck as its new chaplain for Wales and the Marches.

“Chaplaincy is not about age, but compassion and care for people” said Railway Mission executive director Liam Johnston, welcoming the youngest ever railway chaplain into the role.

Hannah has volunteered with St John Ambulance Wales since was 12-years-old, developing her first aid training and becoming a role model for other young volunteers in the area.

At the same time Hannah has been a young carer for both her sister, who has Down’s Syndrome, and her mother, who suffers from Atrial Fibrillation, a heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate.

For her acts of kindness Hannah was given the Commandant in Chief award, which is one of the highest accolades available for a St John cadet.

Liam added: “Hannah has demonstrated that even through her childhood, she has always put others first and shown the care and love for others that makes her the ideal chaplain.”

Railway Mission has been supporting railway staff, British Transport Police officers and the travelling public since it was founded in 1881.

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