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Praesepe employee saves colleague’s life

April 12, 2017
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A purchase ledger clerk at Praesepe in Milton Keynes has been awarded for her bravery after she saved a colleague’s life.


Lorraine Norton, 60, who has worked for Praesepe since 2012, responded quickly to identify that her colleague was having an epileptic fit, and what she needed to do to assist her.

“The whole incident happened very quickly and initially it was unclear what was wrong,” said Lorraine. “But as soon as I understood she was having an epileptic fit, I put my first-aider training into practice. It’s hard to remain calm under these circumstances but I had to make sure she was going to be fine.”

“I tried to assure my colleague that she was safe whilst on the floor. When she recovered, I familiarised her with the surroundings and put her into a supported seating position. I remained with her until her husband arrived to take her home. Fortunately, she has now fully recovered. I did what I knew was right at the time and I’m glad to have been able to help.”

Praesepe’s commercial director, Byron Evans said: “Lorraine’s quick thinking led to the life of a colleague being saved. She is a fine example to others of how to remain calm under pressure and she thoroughly deserves this award as acknowledgment of her act of heroism.”

Praesepe’s CEO Nick Harding presented a certificate to mark her courageous actions, a special employee of the month award and £250 of high street vouchers.

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