The Mayor of Sleaford is proposing to present a special award to two teenage heroes who rushed to the aid of a local pensioner in distress who had become ill behind the wheel of her car.
After we highlighted their story on our website, it was suggested by the woman’s daughter and The Standard that they should be recognised for their efforts and Mayor of Sleaford, Coun David Suiter has agreed it is a good idea.
He said: “We can give a certificate from the Mayor to them and then use the format on other similar occasions when appropriate. I will discuss it with the clerk on how best to do it.”
Christine Grigg, 72, of Station Road, Sleaford, was sat in her car on Wednesday afternoon in the car park of Millview Medical Surgery in Handley Street when she suddenly became very ill.
Daughter Alison Grigg, who lives with her, said the only thing her mum could do was keep pressing her horn to attract attention and two teenage boys sitting on a wall at the corner of Handley Street came across to help. She said the boys found her mum semi-conscious with very low blood pressure and being sick.
Alison said: “She couldn’t understand what I was saying to her when I arrived. A nurse at the surgery phoned me to urgently come.
“The doctors and nurses at Millview Medical Surgery were brilliant too - can’t fault them.”
Alison put out a Facebook appeal to find the boys in order to thank them and one of the boys’ mums got in touch.
The pair of young heroes were Connor Robson, 16, and Luke Callow, 15, who, it turns out, Alison knows as she is a lunchtime supervisor at St George’s Academy where Luke is a student.
Alison said: “We are very impressed that the boys took the time to come and help and think they are good lads for doing so. We are very grateful to them as it could have been much worse. We think they deserve an award.”
Now it seems they might get one.
Grantham College student Connor said they were sat on the wall when the woman started sounding her horn.
He said: “She said she was feeling really ill.
“She was pale, barely conscious and telling me she couldn’t see and being sick in a bucket. She was shaking and said she had stomach cramps.”
Luke said: “I was given some first aid training at school. I was just concerned for her.”
The boys tried to get her over to the GP surgery but couldn’t move her as she was strapped in, and so went over to fetch one of the doctors who took her inside. Paramedics eventually arrived and took her to hospital, she returned home the following morning.
Alison has now met the boys to thank them.