Life Saving Kids Receive Award

21 February 2010, 06:00

Two young children from Luton have learned not to be frightened but to stay focused when their mum suffers an epileptic fit at home.

Anne-Marie Pereira, 42 from Bretts Mead, also has diabetes - and her daughter and son, Hannah, 10 and 7 year old Robert, know what to do to help save her life.

Hannah says "We do feel scared but we can't show it because then we really do get really scared and then we kinda don't know what to do, so we need to learn to focus."

The brother and sister team, can dial 999 for the ambulance service and regularly follow life-saving instructions over the phone. Both can also put their mum into the recovery position.

On Friday, 12th February, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Ambulance Service presented Hannah and Robert with commendation certificates for their bravery.

Robert told Heart he's both 'excited and proud' to receive his award.