Lostock Hall Girl Guide who saved her mum when aged just seven given award

Posted on - 21st October, 2023 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Lostock Hall, People, Preston News, Proud Preston, South Ribble News
Jessica Kinder Pic: Girl Guiding

A Girl Guide who saved the life of her Mum is to be recognised with a special award.

Jessica Kinder, now aged 11, was just seven when her mum Becky had a seizure while watching TV.

Becky, aged 36, lost consciousness and began fitting violently.

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Jessica, who had learnt what to do from watching YouTube videos, threw water in her Mum’s face and began performing CPR and phoned 999.

Becky, a healthcare assistant who has now been diagnosed with epilepsy, said: “If she hadn’t known what to do and acted so quickly who knows what might have happened?

“I’m so proud of her and it will be brilliant for us to attend Girlguiding Celebrates together.”

Jessica who is a member of 1st Lostock Hall Guides was granted the prestigious Guiding Star award and will join other guides and award winners at the Girlguiding Celebrates event in London next month.

Jess, who is thinking about becoming a midwife when she is older, said: “I look forward to going to Guides every week.

“I’ve made lots of new friends there and we do loads of fun activities every week that we wouldn’t normally get the chance to do at school.

“Seeing the people who helped my mum do such a great job has inspired me to want to do something where I can care for other people when I’m older.” said Jessica.

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Joanne Scarborough, leader of 1st Lostock Hall Guides and also Jessica’s auntie, said: “I am immensely proud of Jessica’s actions that day and the fact that she won a Guiding Star award for her bravery.

“She did so well to keep calm, remember what to do and listen carefully to the advice of the 999 call handler. Everyone at Guides hopes that Jessica has a great time at the Girlguiding Celebrates event.”

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