Award for lifesaving Brierley Hill café owner

A café owner in Brierley Hill has been recognised with an award after helping to save a shopper’s life.

Tina Round, who owns the Market Cafe, leapt to action back in June when a shopper collapsed near the market after suffering a suspected heart attack.

Rushing to help the lady after being alerted to the situation by the shopper’s son, Tina quickly helped the unconscious customer into the recovery position and cleared her airways while the ambulance made its way to the scene. An ambulance arrived shortly after and crews provided treatment before conveying the patient to Russells Hall Hospital for further treatment.

To recognise Tina’s heroic actions, local Counillors Adam Davies and Wayne Little have awarded Tina with the ‘Best of Brierley Hill Award’ to mark her inspirational efforts “for stepping up when duty called”.

Tina, who has run the Market Café for just over 12 months, but also ran Tina’s Café in the town for seven years prior to that, said: “What I did that day just came naturally. I'm not in any way a professional but did have basic training around 2010 when I worked in care.

"It's one of the best things you can learn in life as life is so precious – I'm just glad I was in the right place at the right time.”

Tina was given the Award at Brierely Hill Funday on Saturday, and interviewed by Black Country Radio presenter, Steve Welch live on air. After presenting Tina with the award, Adam said:

“The quick-thinking and bravery which Tina demonstrated on that morning can often make all the difference in situations like this. She helped to save a life which is an incredibly special thing that she more than deserves recognition for.

“Tina is a local hero, an inspiration and we’re so pleased to present her with this Best of Brierley Hill Award.” 

Wayne Little, himself a retired fireman, added: “What Tina did is a shining example of civilian bravery.

"Across the 30 years before I retired from the fire service, I regularly saw how that civilian bravery can completely change the outcome of a health emergency.

While it might take just 5 minutes for an ambulance crew to arrive, what happens in that 5 minutes is vital. Tina can be incredibly proud of the way she stepped up in the face of such a difficult situation.”


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