SADS community award

Wednesday, 09 November, 2011

Steve Hockley is presented with the award by Dr Lockey

Community first responder Steve Hockley was honoured last month by the national cardiac charity SADS UK (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome) for his work in the community.

Wendy Risdale-Barrs, Essex community partnership manager for the East of England Ambulance Service, nominated Steve for the prestigious Lifesavers Award as a result of his prompt action resulting in the life of a 17-year-old pupil being saved at her school.

The pupil who Steve saved is now, two years later, a CFR with the same group in Leigh, southeast Essex. Anne Jolly, founder of SADS UK, which is based in Brentwood, said: "The emergency life support and defibrillation Steve administered saved a young life and we cannot commend his action strongly enough and this award is richly deserved."

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