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Brothers praised for bravery after crash

Liam Robinson, left and his brother Callum, right, have been awarded for their bravery in a car crash. Charlie Bugby, centre, got a reward for his Scouting efforts. Picture: Allan Hutchings (142207-973)

Liam Robinson, left and his brother Callum, right, have been awarded for their bravery in a car crash. Charlie Bugby, centre, got a reward for his Scouting efforts. Picture: Allan Hutchings (142207-973)

BEING brave in a frightening situation has earnt two young brothers a special reward by their Scout group.

Callum and Liam Robinson were given the rewards after their family car was involved in a crash.

The pair were in the car with their mum Rhona and two-year-old sister Evie when it crashed into a wall in Gosport.

But instead of panicking, Liam, seven, and Callum, nine, stayed calm and shouted to nearby drivers to help them as Rhona was injured. They also covered Evie’s eyes so she wouldn’t get upset.

When the emergency services turned up, they told them what had happened and what was wrong with their mum.

The following week when they went to Beavers and Cubs, their Scout leaders were so impressed with their bravery they wanted to reward the brothers.

Dad Martin, from Lee-on-the-Solent, said: ‘At the time of the accident, I was working up in London.

‘I was called and told about what happened and I was so proud of the boys.

‘You can never prepare your kids for something like that because you never think it will happen.

‘They were really helpful to the paramedics and told them to ring their grandad because I was in London.

‘I wouldn’t have been surprised if they burst into tears because being in a car crash and seeing their mum injured must have been scary.

‘But they were really brave.’

The boys are part of the 2nd Gosport Scout group and, at their last meeting of the summer term, they were given rewards by Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage.

Cub scout leader Helena Rawson said the boys acted with great courage.

She said: ‘We decided to give the boys a surprise reward because they were so brave. They were really matter-of-fact about the accident and were a real help.’

Fellow Cub Charlie Bugby also received an award for achieving his silver Chief Scout Award — the highest honour a Cub can achieve.

After two years of hard work Charlie was given his silver badge by Ms Dinenage.

The nine-year-old said: ‘I really enjoyed getting all my badges. It was hard work but I liked it. I enjoyed getting my globe badge most because I learnt about new things like pollution.

‘I have realised how important it is to care about pollution to help make the world a better place.’

Charlie’s parents Suzanne and Leslie watched him get the award.

Leslie added: ‘Charlie worked really hard to get the six badges and we are really proud of him.’

 

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