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Mayor’s Award for Young Brothers Life-Saving Act of Bravery


An exceptional act of bravery has resulted in Caerau based brothers Charlie Griffiths aged 7 and Harris Griffiths aged 4, receiving an award after saving their mother’s life when she suffered a severe seizure at home.


The prompt actions of the children resulted in the emergency services being called and updated on the emergency situation, whilst the boys continued to reassure and comfort their mother who was unconscious and in a very poor, life-threatening condition.


The full extent of the absolute bravery of the young boys, under extreme emotional pressure, has been publicly recognised with a Bridgend County Borough Council Mayor’s Citizenship Award, following a joint nomination from Huw Irranca-Davies MS and local representatives, Councillor Paul Davies, and Councillor Gareth Howells.


Nominations for this year’s awards have been numerous and of a particularly high standard. However, the courage and quick thinking of the boys as they saved their mother’s life, was particularly admirable and showed the boys deserving of such a high-profile award.


An official presentation was held at the boys’ home by the Mayor and Consort, along with the MS and local Councillors.


Photographs were also taken for the family to keep as a memento of the boys’ bravery.


Bridgend County Borough Council Mayor, Councillor John Spanswick said: “It was great to meet both Charlie and Harris and present them with their Mayors Citizenship Award. It’s fair to say they are real superheroes and very worthy recipients at such a young age.”


Joint statement from Huw Irranca-Davies MS and Caerau Councillors said: “We are extremely proud to have real life heroes living in our local area and applaud the actions of these young children. We echo the praise of the emergency services and police in saying the bravery of Charlie and Harris was outstanding under intense pressure and deserves recognition. Well done to our local heroes”