Special award for brave Rugby girl who made life-saving 999 call after her mum collapsed

Sienna with her award
Sienna with her award

A brave little girl who dialled 999 after her mother collapsed on the floor of their Rugby home has been given an award.

Sienna Adderley, five, won the Young Epilepsy Champions Award for going above and beyond to save her mother’s life.

She was presented the Bravery Award by Olympian James Cracknell at the awards ceremony at London’s City Hall last Thursday.

Sienna, who attends Eastlands Primary School and lives in Rugby, said: “I felt very proud to get the award.

“When mummy gets ill I know what to do and I think other children should learn what to do.”

Other celebrity guests included EastEnders actors Cheryl Fergison and Himesh Patel, news reader Nicholas Owen, athlete Dai Greene and footballer Leon Legge.

Sienna’s mum Katie has an undiagnosed condition that makes her prone to collapse.

She said: “We are extremely proud of Sienna and had an incredible time at the young champion awards we met some really inspirational people.

“I think Sienna is amazing, but she takes it all in her stride.”

Tim Thorpe was the police operator at Leek Wootton who took the recent 999 call from Sienna.

He said: “Although Sienna was clearly upset, she did very well.

“We would urge other parents to make sure their children know what to do in an emergency.”

Tim added: “It could save a life.”