Monday, 22 January 2018

Kevin Thompson- Community Hero!

Last week I was delighted to present Kevin Thompson, a greenkeeper at Tynedale golf course, with a Hexham Constituency Community Champion Award. Kevin rescued a dog walker who fell into the River Tyne, pulling him out of the river using a life belt on the riverbank. He then took him back to the clubhouse in his golf buggy to wait for emergency paramedics. Thankfully the man and his two dogs were unharmed and the ambulance was not needed. I was so pleased to meet Kevin, along with County Councillor Trevor Cessford and David Hunt from Northumberland County, and to hear all about his heroics that day. Kevin’s bravery could have saved the life of the dog walker and he is very deserving of this award- he is truly a Community Champion.