I’m so proud of my hero Rose

Brave Rose Fisher with mum Linda Kendrick
Brave Rose Fisher with mum Linda Kendrick

A MUM has just returned to full-time work – five months after she was left in agony when she was thrown from a horse.

And today, Linda Kendrick, 41, nominated her “amazing” little daughter for a Pride of Hartlepool award as her way of saying thank you after Rose Fisher ran for a mile through countryside to get help,

Linda broke her collar bone and shoulder blade on Sunday, September 9, last year when her horse Cheese stumbled on a bridle path and threw her to the ground.

Brave daughter Rose, aged just six, jumped from her own pony and sprinted back through fields to raise the alarm. It was thanks to her actions that paramedics were quickly on the scene.

Today Linda explained how she is just getting back to full health. The branch manager for an engineering company in Middlesbrough said: “Last week was my first full week back at work. It has been a bit of a long haul but I am back riding as well.”

She’s still full of praise for her six-year-old daughter and said: “She is amazing. How she held it together I just don’t know.

“She was quite shy about the whole thing at first and everyone kept saying how much of a hero she was. Now she tells everyone ‘I’m a hero, you know!”

But Rose, who attends Fens Primary School, is now joining her mum in even more horse riding activities. “She has started going for a hack,” said Linda, whose partner James French, 41, works as a toolsetter.

Linda, who lives in Hamilton Road, Hartlepool, said: “I am still sore from it all but things are healing really well.”

She added: “I think Rose really deserves an award after what she did.

During the drama, Linda was given morphine to relieve the pain before being stretchered to the helicopter which had landed in a nearby cornfield. She was flown to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough.

Her daughter becomes the latest in a massive list of nominations for this year’s awards.

This year there are 10 categories in which you can nominate the unsung heroes in the town.

Whether you know a fantastic fundraiser or a community stalwart, we want to hear all about those who deserve praise and have done something special.

Simply fill in the form on this page and send it to us or enter online or on tablet by following the links.

Details of how to get them to us are on the nomination form. The deadline for entries is February 27.

Anyone wanting further information about the Pride of Hartlepool Awards should contact the Mail’s deputy editor, Gavin Foster, on (01429) 239372 or email gavin.foster@jpress.co.uk