Michelle's amazing life-saving effort rewarded

Michelle, right, receiving her certificate


Our healthcare assistant Michelle Simpson has been hailed a local hero for her attempts to save a little boy's life.


She was one of a series of heroes - including police officers, staff and volunteers, and members of the public - who have gone the extra mile to keep the communities of Kirklees safe. They were commended at the Kirklees District Commander's Awards.

The event was held at The University of Huddersfield on Thursday, 10 March, with the awards presented by Kirklees District Commander Chief Superintendent Steve Cotter.

Michelle was recognised at the awards for her efforts at a house in Dalton, after she heard the boy's mother’s cries for help and took control of the situation, calling an ambulance and commencing CPR until paramedics arrived.

Sadly the child did not survive but Michelle was commended for giving him a fighting chance and giving hope to the boy's family.

She said: "I am very proud to receive the reward and I feel that the actions I took was right at the time. I feel overwhelmed to be chosen for this award."