An elderly woman, who fell and was unable to call for help, has described the two charity volunteers who rescued her as heroes.
Kingsley Everett and Karl Ellis, who help distribute a meals on wheels service to the elderly on behalf of The Bridge Project, were due to call on June Ellis, in Croft Court, Sudbury.
Unusually, when they rung the bell, there was no answer. Concerned, the pair were able to open the door to check on Mrs Ellis.
Upon hearing the helpers, the OAP called out from upstairs, explaining that she had had a fall, and Mr Everett and Mr Ellis were able to call for an ambulance.
After falling at 5am, Mrs Ellis had tried to use her emergency alarm, but it failed to work and she had been unable to get up to call the emergency services.
“We are just happy we were able to help,” said Mr Everett. “We looked after Mrs Ellis until the ambulance arrived.”
Mrs Ellis called her rescuers “heroes” and gave them a box of chocolates each as a thank you. She is now well and recovering at home.