Girls, four, who called 999 to save mums’ lives praised at Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards - listen to their calls

Sasha Nutley with call handler

Sasha Nutley with call handler - Credit: Archant

Two four-year-old girls who dialled 999 to save their mums' lives were recognised at our Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards.

At last night's event, held at St Andrew's Hall in Norwich, Megan Stratton and Sasha Nutley were brought on stage for a surprise Special Recognition Award.

The pair were given Christmas presents from Santa - including trips away with their families to Disneyland Paris.

In December last year, Megan, from Lowestoft, sprang into action when her mum Charlotte had a seizure and collapsed.

Remembering what her parents had told her she remembered how to dial the emergency services, and she was able to explain to Suffolk Police call handler Alan Austin what had happened and where they lived.

Mr Austin talked through what Megan, who was four at the time, needed to do, including putting a pillow under her mother's head and fetching a blanket, as well as telling Megan to talk to her and provide reassurance.

Meanwhile, Sasha Nutley, also four, found her mum Emma unconscious and dialled 999 straight away, spending 16 minutes on the phone as an ambulance was sent to their Marham home.

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She told the call handler, Lizzie Martin, that 'my mum's got a poorly heartbeat'.

Mrs Nutley, who suffers from a heart condition, said she was very proud of her daughter.

The award was one of three Special Recognition Awards at last night's event.

Former Norfolk fire chief Nigel Williams also reflected on his 30-year career as a firefighter and was presented with a This is Your Life book.

Twelve of Norfolk's D-Day veterans were also met with rapturous applause as they came on stage to be honoured for their service.

Don't miss our special eight-page souvenir supplement in Monday's Eastern Daily Press.