Last year Amanda Liddell was at the Lane Cove Aquatic Centre when she heard the anguished screams of a father. She noticed that his son was lying on the pool deck and he was unresponsive.
Amanda raced over and quickly assessed the 5 year old’s condition and started administering CPR. She continued to administer CPR until the ambulance officers arrived and took over. Amanda stayed calm under pressure – she is a mid wife so her training helped her to stay calm and professional.
The good news is that after a short stay in hospital the young boy recovered and is back at school.
After hearing this story, Amanda was nominated for a Lane Cove Neighbour Award and last night as part of the Lane Cove Citizenship Awards, Amanda’s actions were recognised.
The family of the young boy attended the ceremony and they told ITC how grateful they were to Amanda and presented her with a huge bunch of flowers.
Another Neighbour Day award was presented to Simone Launt-Peters. Although Simone has only recently moved into Lane Cove after her husband passed away, she has shown that she is always willing to help her neighbours. She looks after their plants (and worm farms) while they are away and even sends them photos of their plants. Simone is described as a caring and helpful neighbour who looks out for others.
Well done to both Amanda and Simone.
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