Teacher receives award for helping George

Dawn Field receives a certificate from the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society after her attempts to save the life of George Higginson, who was kiiled in cycling accident in Overton in August 2009.The award was presented by superintendent Richard Spedding, police constable Kev Illingworth, Mayor of Lancaster coun Paul Woodruff, Mayoress Dee Woodruff with Chris Field.
Dawn Field receives a certificate from the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society after her attempts to save the life of George Higginson, who was kiiled in cycling accident in Overton in August 2009.The award was presented by superintendent Richard Spedding, police constable Kev Illingworth, Mayor of Lancaster coun Paul Woodruff, Mayoress Dee Woodruff with Chris Field.

AN OVERTON woman received a humane award for her attempts to save the life of George Higginson, who was fatally injured in an accident in 2009.

Dawn Field, of Main Street, treated George for 13 minutes until emergency services arrived and took him to hospital by air ambulance.

Tragically George, who was 10, did not survive but his organs were donated to save the lives of five other people.

Now Mrs Field’s actions on that day have been recognised.

Dawn said: “I got a letter from the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society in February telling me I had been nominated by the police for an award.

“I didn’t save George’s life but it was for doing what I did on the day.

“The ceremony was very moving and we all had a cry.

“The day of the accident was one of the worst experiences of my life, but I was pleased I was calm.

“The police reckoned I did a fantastic job and this award is a bit of closure for me.”

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