Willesden teenager scoops Red Cross award

Cadet rushed to the aid of an injured young girl

A teenage Army cadet has scored a double whammy by scooping a Red Cross award just weeks after being promoted.

Cadet Colour Sergeant Augustina Eburay-Anteson, of Chapel Close, Willesden, was the named the winner of the British Red Cross Humanitarian Citizen’s Award for her First Aid work on Saturday (8).

The 17-year-old, who has been an Army Cadet at Willesden’s 208 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Detachment since 2008, won her award for her quick-thinking actions after a young girl fell over.

Augustina, a qualified first aider and a pupil at the Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College in Crownhill Road, Harlesden, checked the girl’s response levels kept her claim while asking a bystander to raise the alarm.

She also ensured the girl was not crowded by other students in the area while treating the injured leg and suspected sprained wrist.

Augustina said: “I’m really thrilled to receive this award. I am so grateful

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“It was just normal to help someone in need and first aid is one of the huge number of things that you learn at cadets.”

Staff Sergeant Instructor Alex Stock, said: “Augustina is a true credit to her school and the ACF in having taken this action.

“She takes first aid very seriously – even to the extent of always carrying her own first aid kit in case of emergencies such as this”.

For more information about the cadets visit www.armycadets.com.