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THERE’S still time to vote for a Portsmouth lifesaver who is up for a national award.

As reported, Emma Hobbs has been put forward for a national award to recognise her efforts in saving a young girl’s life.

Emma, 28, saved the life of Tamia Feltham, who collapsed while out on a school trip in December last year.

Young Tamia, then seven, fell ill at a carol service at Bresler House, Withington Close.

She had been attending the festive event with fellow pupils from Paulsgrove Primary School.

After witnessing what happened, Emma leapt into action and performed CPR on Tamia until her heart eventually restarted.

Tamia, of Almondsbury Road, Paulsgrove, was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham.

Doctors revealed Tamia – who has no history of heart problems – had suffered a cardiac faint.

Emma is now one of four people in the country who have made it onto a shortlist for the Guy Evans Award, one of the St John Ambulance First Aid Awards.

The winner of the category is determined by a public vote, which closes on October 18.

The awards take place in London on November 19.

People are being urged to show their support for Emma and go online and vote for her.

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