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Warden Bay teenager Rachael Fagg is to be given an award by the Royal Humane Society for saving the life of her neighbour Pamela Parker

10 August 2014
by Emma Grove

Earlier this year, we reported how Rachael Fagg, of Thorn Hill Road, Warden, was presented with a chief executive’s commendation at the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) Awards.

The 17-year-old was nominated by SECAmb technician Jerry Russell after she came to the aid of Pamela Parker, who was choking on a piece of chicken.

Rachael Fagg, right, was on her way home from school when she saved Pamela Parker from choking

Rachael Fagg, right, was on her way home from school when she saved Pamela Parker from choking

Now she is to get further high profile recognition from the Royal Humane Society, a charity which recognises bravery in saving lives.

The Queen is the patron of the organisation, which was founded in 1774.

Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey pupil Rachael was walking home from school when she passed the house and saw the 69-year-old in her front garden in nearby Beach Approach.

She had fallen to her knees and was gasping for breath and Rachael, who has never had medical training, phoned 999 and managed to dislodge the food by patting her on the back before ambulance staff arrived.

The teenager’s mother, Kerry Clarke, said she was so proud of the way Rachael stayed calm, collected and took it all in her stride and joked she gets that from her father, Gary Fagg, rather than her.

“I was gobsmacked when we found out she was getting this as I thought after the other one that would be it,” she said. “She’s just thrilled that she was there to aid and help Pam.

“Rachael’s not one for being in the spotlight but it just shows it means a lot to people.

“We are so proud of what she’s done and it’s nice she’s receiving all this recognition.

“Had she not been there at the right time, it’s unthinkable what could have happened to a neighbour.”

Rachael will be presented with her certificate of commendation at a later date.

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