House fire hero honoured at Life Saver Awards.(News Extra)

This year's Life Savers Awards were once again held at the Savoy Hotel, London, and attracted a host of celebrities in the 30O-plus audience, plus the endorsement of the Prime Minister. The awards are a national search for Britain's most inspiring rescue stories and were launched in May by Vodafone/Daily Express in recognition of the vital role mobile phones can play when minutes matter in an emergency.

Christopher McGrath of Blackpool was honoured at the ceremony on October 23 for his bravery in saving the lives of his young sons trapped in a burning house. Earlier Mr McGrath joined 22 other National Life Savers at a special Downing Street reception held by Prime Minister Tony Blair, before receiving their awards at the star-studded gala luncheon at the Savoy. …

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