Village pays tribute to Pauline

Pauline Adams.
Pauline Adams.

A SEAHOUSES volunteer, honoured by the Queen for her services to the North East Ambulance Service, has died at the age of 65.

Pauline Adams, who lived in the village for 29 years, was made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s New Years Honours List in 2008 for her work as part of the Seahouses First Responders team.

She joined the team in 2003 and three years later, she responded to the group’s 100th call-out to help a foreign cyclist who had collapsed at the roadside near Beadnell.

Pauline had to leave the group in 2009 due to illness, but was nominated for the community champion award at the inaugural Pride of Northumberland awards that year for her six years of both lifesaving and fund-raising.

She also spent 46 years working for the civil service and had worked as a disability employment advisor at the Alnwick JobCentre.

Ian Clayton, Seahouses First Responder co-ordinator, said: “In her time as a First Responder Pauline answered 109 calls, including two successful resuscitations, and many incidents where her training and skills gave valuable support and care to her patients prior to the A&E crews’ arrival.

“She was widely respected in the community as a First Responder and received the MBE in recognition of her devotion to the Responder scheme.

“She was a strong character, always with a positive outlook, and it was a privilege to have known her. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and worked with her.”

Lynsey McCabe, Community First Responder Coordinator (NEAS), said: “Pauline will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts are of course with her family and friends at this sad time.”

Pauline Adams, wife of the late Dougie, passed away after battling a long illness on Thursday, May 5.