Teenager Samantha Hobbs helped saved her mum Mandy’s life when she had a cardiac arrest.
"It was early Monday morning – a normal school day.
But when Dad had woken up he’d found Mum wasn’t breathing and wasn’t responding, so he dialled 999.
I crossed the landing to the bathroom and heard him on the phone saying he thought Mum had died.
I knew what to do because I’d learnt CPR at my swimming club. I was in shock but I wanted to give my mum a fighting chance so I started chest compressions.
As I began to tire my dad took over. I told him what to do and we took turns until the paramedics arrived and used a defibrillator to restart Mum’s heart.
About four weeks later she found out that I’d played a part in saving her life.
She said she was very proud of me.
I helped save my mum’s life – I know she might not be alive today if I hadn’t known what to do in that moment.
A couple of months later I couldn’t stop thinking about what could have happened if I hadn’t known CPR.
It made me determined to make sure everyone at my school learnt how to do it.
Now we’ve got a CPR training programme in place.
If just one more life is saved as a result, it’ll be more than worth it."