Good Citizenship Award


Hi everyone

On Thursday 27th of July, I attended a ceremony by the Devon and Cornwall Police. I was very pleased and honoured to have received a Good Citizenship Award.

On the 3rd of January I saw someone who looked like they were about to jump off a bridge. When I spoke to them they were sitting over the rock face of the bridge edging their way down. To cut what seemed a long time, short. By the time I had talked to her around to thinking maybe not going to do it, she was too far down the side of the bridge to get back up and I couldn’t lift her back up. There was no one else nearby. I hung on to her by one arm, with my phone in my other hand holding the phone to her ear, whilst a police lady spoke to her. With only her back gripping the rock, she wasn’t able to hold on any longer and she fell head first in the mud and water. I managed to get her head out of the water before the police and ambulance came.

She was told she wouldn’t be able to walk for 6 months but by April she could.

She has a wicked sense of humour and I am now friends with both her and the police officer.

I was keeping quiet about this but receiving my award is something to shout about. Not because of what I did but because of the life it represents. Also my photo is going to be in the local paper called the Express & Echo.

At the time I wished I could have stopped her from falling but I would have gone over too and then we would have both been in the water and who knows what else. I am just glad she is alive and happy she is my friend.

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Write soon
Sandra

 

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15 thoughts on “Good Citizenship Award

  1. You are what so many people would like to be – someone who can .. and has .. made a difference to someone’s life. You were there when she needed you. You were her angel.

    Well done Sandra. So very proud of you

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  2. Sandra, What you did was brave and selfless. The latest suicide statistic I have is that someone in the world kills themselves every 18 minutes. Your actions are indeed worthy of shouting about.

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    1. Thanks Valerie. Really happy that she lived. Wished I could have stopped her falling but I couldn’t. I am friends with her and she can walk again now and has just been discharged from the physiotherapist.

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