State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, will today present a Community Service Award to a local hero.
In September this year, Wallsend Village’s security supervisor, Phil Colelough, swung into action to save the life of local retail worker, Kerry Woseen.
Kerry had suffered a massive heart attack while at work and Phil came to her aid. He was able to keep Kerry until Paramedics arrived on the scene.
Ms Hornery will present Phil with a Community Service Award for his actions.
Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery
“In an emergency situation, there’s often only seconds to act and very little time to think and plan.”
“On Saturday, 29 September, Wallsend Village’s security supervisor, Phil Colelough, swung into action to save a life. His quick thinking and skilful use of a defibrillator and CPR kept Kerry alive until the Paramedics arrived.”
“Wallsend Village is very lucky to have him as a dedicated staff member and his actions are testament to the training that their staff are put through.”
“I don’t always get the chance to raise these issues in Parliament, but last month I was able to speak about Phil’s efforts and today I will present him with a Community Service Award and copy of the Community Recognition Statement that was given in Parliament.”
“Phil is a very worthy recipient and I know that the community are thankful for everything he does.”
“A big thank you to Phil for his excellent work.”