Award for superstar five-year-old who called 999 for his mum

Award for superstar five-year-old who called 999 for his mum

George and his award

A five-year-old boy who bravely rang 999 when his mum collapsed at home has been presented with a Laverick Award to recognise his courageous actions.

George Mart, was at home in Belper with his mum Leanne when she became unconscious and collapsed onto the floor. 

George bravely picked up the phone, dialed 999 and calmly spoke to 999 call handler Bryan Cox. He answered all Bryan’s questions and looked after his mum and his two-year-old sister, Rosha, until help arrived.

Thankfully, Leanne has made a full recovery, but is grateful to her youngest son for raising the alarm and organising an ambulance for her.

Leanne said: “George knows to call 999 if mummy is poorly, and he was so good on the phone.

“I am so proud of him.”

Following the phone call, Bryan nominated George for a Laverick Bravery award which recognises young persons of courage and George was presented with the award today at his school, Herbert Strutt Primary School.

George said: "It was a surprise and the award makes me really happy."

The Laverick Award, which recognises children and young adults who have gone above and beyond to help another, is in memory of Nick Laverick – a paramedic team leader who died of cancer on his 37thbirthday in September 2013. Nick’s friends and colleagues decided to continue his legacy through this award.

Paramedic Kathy Farmer, who is part of the Laverick Team, was full of praise for George. She said: "George is truly deserving of this award.  We are honoured to be sharing Nick’s legacy through this award.”