Good luck to finalist for St David Award
Published Friday 17 January 2014
Karin Williams, a school crossing patrol officer from Rhoose is a finalist in the St David Awards in the bravery category.
The St David Awards is the national awards scheme recognising and celebrating the exceptional achievements of people in Wales with the final being held on Thursday 13 March 2014 at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.
The awards will be given to people who did not simply do their jobs, but rather to those who really made a difference to the quality of life in Wales and Karin’s story is a true example of that.
On 20 June 2013, Karin, a school crossing patrol lady of more than 10 years at Rhws Primary School, was one of the victims of a freak accident when a driver lost control of his car.
Just before 9am, the crossing outside the school was at its busiest when the car came towards Karin and a group of children and parents at the crossing. Witnesses describe that Karin instinctively went to protect the youngsters, throwing herself in the way of the car, taking the full impact of the blow.
Karin was pinned underneath the car which had flipped onto its roof. She suffered serious injuries, fracturing both knee caps and arms. She also broke a shoulder and her two legs which meant she spent the next 9 weeks in hospital.
Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cllr Neil Moore, said: “I was delighted to nominate Karin for a St David Award on behalf of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, being shortlisted is recognition of her brave actions. On behalf of the people of the Vale I wish Karin good luck with the Awards Ceremony in March.”