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Amazing Grace

15 December 2012

Club accountant a lifesaver rather than moneysaver

A routine lunchtime shopping trip turned into full-blown drama for Latics' accountant Grace Nuttall.

The mother-of-two (pictured) was forced into action using her first-aid skills after a shopper collapsed at Tesco's Westwood store.

Grace, who is fully qualified in first aid, takes up the story: "I heard a loud crash and, when I looked down the aisle, saw a male had collapsed, cut his head as he had fallen and he was having a fit.

"I dashed to his aid and shouted for help.

"I put him in the recovery position and made sure his airway was clear."

Tesco's first-aid staff then took over until the ambulance and paramedics arrived.

"The staff were amazing and handled it so well," explained Grace who admitted she often wondered whether she would ever have to use her first-aid skills.

"I also wondered how I would react in such a situation. If it had been one of my children I would have been in a panic, but I remained surprisingly calm."

Grace added that the most disturbing thing was the number of shoppers who simply walked past and ignored her when she shouted for help.

There was a surprise for Grace when she finally made it to the checkout with her shopping.

Staff were there to present her with a bouquet and bottle of wine as a token of their appreciation. 

North West Ambulance Service confirmed they were called to Tesco's Featherstall Road store after reports that a male had collapsed and he was taken to the Royal Oldham Hospital for treatment.

Staff in the press office at the Royal Oldham Hospital were unable to provide any further information.

Grace says she would love to hear from the man or from anybody who can inform her as to his well being.

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