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A&E nurse wins community award for scuba diving work

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Neasa Braham, accident and emergency nurse practitioner at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, has won a local award for her voluntary work as a scuba diving instructor.

She has won the Tidworth Community Action Garrison Commander’s award for her dedication, enthusiasm and commitment in training military personnel and civilians in her voluntary role at the Kiwi Divers British Sub Aqua Club.

Ms Braham is an open water diving instructor and is responsible for running the club’s website, social media and the general and membership duties.

She received the award with the club’s diving officer Major Alex Mills.

Ms Braham said: “Our award highlights how military personal and local people are working together to enhance our local community, by offering young people new and exciting sporting opportunities, keeping  them fit and bringing the sport of scuba diving to a wider audience.”

“The award recognised the many hours both Alex and I have put in to rejuvenating the club and integrating both military and civilians into it,” she said. 

“We have raised the profile of the club beyond expectation and, where we had just six members 18 months ago, we now have over 50 who enjoy the benefits of scuba diving and the special community spirit that we have within the club,” she added.

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