Paramedic named a woman of the year Paramedic, Lea Vaughan has been recognised as a woman of the year at a swanky awards event in London following the heroic efforts of herself and her colleagues after the Manchester attack. Lea joined a group of 8 inspirational women from Greater Manchester to collect the award. They all played a very important role in helping patients on the evening of the terrible events in May with Lea volunteering to go inside the blast zone to help those injured. The Barclays’ Women of the Year Award was presented by Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall at the annual luncheon and awards ceremony which took place at InterContinental Hotel, London. Director of Operations Ged Blezard, said: “It’s fantastic that Lea and these amazing ladies have been recognised for going above their call of duty to put others first and doing all that they could to make sure that those involved in the incident were given the help and care they needed. “We are extremely proud of all our staff who work their socks off and do remarkable things every single day to help people in the community.” The Women of the Year lunch celebrates 'ordinary women doing extraordinary things’ as well as leading women in all walks of life and professions.