Beavers at the 1st Longsands colony in Preston have been practising their first aid after one of the young members Alfie Callaghan used his skills to save his mum’s life.
Alfie, seven, called for help from his aunt when he found his mum Rachelle doubled over in pain and incoherent. The quick-thinking youngster, who lives alone with his mum, used his emergency plan to call his grandma and ask to speak to his aunt Charlotte, who could drive.
He asked Charlotte to come round and take Rachelle to hospital, where an MRI scan revealed she had a lump on her ovary and an inflamed and infected appendix.
Rachelle spent five days in hospital but after she returned home, she and Alfie set about teaching other youngsters the importance of having an emergency plan.
Each of the Beavers in Alfie’s colony now has a plan of exactly who to call and when to phone 999 after learning Alfie’s plan, kept by the front door, was the key to Alfie’s heroic rescue attempt.
Youngsters were also taught what to do if someone collapsed or if they could not wake their mum up.