A VOLUNTEER who has made a "significant contribution" to the community has been presented with an award.

First Responder Volunteer Andrew Underwood, and the organisation he is involved in, was presented with an engraved glass trophy by the Rotary Club of St Asaph.

Each year, the club gives a community service award in memory of one of its founding members Bryn Jones, who was a lifelong and "well-loved" resident of St Asaph until he died six years ago.

The accolade is presented to a person or group in the city whom the club feels has made an remarkable contribution to the area.

Tom Yuille, member of the rotary club, said: "At our charter night we presented our Bryn Jones Community Service Award to Andrew Underwood and the North Wales First Responders, of which Andrew has been a volunteer for two years.

"When Andrew attended the mother of one of our members, he impressed with his dedication and compassion."

At the award ceremony, Gareth Williams, trainer for North Wales who is based at the ambulance headquarters in St Asaph, talked to members about the organisation and about the work carried out.

Tom added: "The rotary were pleased to recognise the important and dedicated role of Community First Responders in North Wales, and Andrew, as a young man from St Asaph, who prepared to give up his time for the benefit of others."