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On-the-spot hero could get award

Christine Jones in Peterlee Bus Station where she went to the aid of a man who was having a fit, only to have one herself later when she got home

Christine Jones in Peterlee Bus Station where she went to the aid of a man who was having a fit, only to have one herself later when she got home

BUS station hero Christine Jones is in the running for an award – for the way she helped a fellow epileptic.

The Peterlee woman was the only one who knew what to do when a man had a seizure at Peterlee Bus Station.

And that’s because she has suffered from epilepsy for the last 56 years, ever since she was a baby.

Now, because of her actions, she has been nominated for the Pride of Hartlepool awards in the local hero section.

The man who nominated her is Russell Midcalf who was another of the people waiting for a bus on the day of the drama, on January 30.

He said: “She is a good and caring person. There was a crowd of people gathered. Apparently a man had lost consciousness and was lying on the concrete floor.

“Christine quickly dispersed the crowd and administered first aid until the paramedics arrived. Things could have been a lot worse for the man.”

Shortly after helping the man, Christine, 56, of Snowdon Place, Peterlee, suffered a seizure herself after getting off the bus near her home, probably because of the stress of the situation.

After hearing she had been nominated for an award, Christine said: “I am flabbergasted. I have had epilepsy for 56 years so I knew what to do.”

She becomes the latest in a huge list of entrants for this year’s award.

It is split into ten categories and is still open for nominations.

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

 
 
 

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