AN EIGHT-year-old girl has been commended for helping to save her baby brother’s life.

Roxy Jones, from Llanidloes, had her actions recognised at a special ceremony in Cardiff on Saturday, where St John Cymru Wales volunteers, Cadets and Badgers were honoured for their service in the community.

She was awarded a Certificate of Commendation for her actions on June 4 last year, when Roxy and her brother, Harley, were staying at their grandparents’ house.

When Harley suffered his third febrile convulsion, Roxy remembered the first aid training she had learned at Badgers in the Llanidloes Division of St John Cymru Wales and she was able to tell her grandparents what to do.

She told them that they needed to take Harley’s dummy out of his mouth to clear his airway and put him in the recovery position. Harley was admitted to hospital and he made a full recovery.

Chief executive for St John Cymru Wales, Keith Dunn said: “Roxy, who was just seven-years-old at the time, is a great example of how there is no age limit on who can use first aid skills. Roxy has been commended for her actions that day.”

The event at Llandaff Cathedral also saw the installation of the new Prior for the Priory for Wales, Sir Paul Williams.