Two women receive prestigious award after they rushed to save the life of a teenager in March

Nicky Alexander, 47, and Geraldine Wells, 50, from Peterborough, were awarded the Royal Humane Socie

Nicky Alexander, 47, and Geraldine Wells, 50, from Peterborough, were awarded the Royal Humane Society Resuscitation Certificate - Credit: Archant

Two women have been commended for their bravery for saving the life of a young woman in March last year.

Nicky Alexander, 47, and Geraldine Wells, 50, from Peterborough, were awarded the Royal Humane Society Resuscitation Certificate at Cambridgeshire Police headquarters in Huntingdon last night (May 3).

The pair were at a fair in Meadow Car Park with their children when the teenager became unwell.

Geraldine, a midwife, and Nicky, a childminder, quickly realised that the girl was unconscious and administered CPR for more than eight minutes.

The girl was taken to hospital and spent 24 hours on a life support machine. She has since fully recovered from the incident.


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Nicky said: “We didn’t have time to think, just put what we had learned through our jobs into practice. We wouldn’t hesitate to do it again.”

Mr Wood said: “Last night we heard stories of remarkable and selfless acts, and those who have worked in difficult situations. They all deserved the recognition they were given. My personal thanks and congratulations go to each and every one of them.”

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The awards came as part of The Chief Constable’s Commendations Ceremony, where he presented awards to police personnel and members of the public in front of an audience of friends and family.

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