A COURAGEOUS South Cheshire schoolgirl has been given a special award for helping to save her brother's life.
Hannah White, who turns eight on Saturday, sprung into action when younger brother Aaron fell into the Llangollen Canal at Wrenbury on Christmas Eve during a family day out.
Hannah and mum Cheryl were feeding the ducks when Aaron, who was two at the time, managed to stand up in his push-chair to throw his last piece of bread, despite being strapped in.
The pushchair tipped up and slipped into the water, becoming lodged on the bank with Aaron face down in the water.
Cheryl, of New Road, Wren-bury, said: 'I jumped into the canal to push Aaron back out of the water and sent Hannah
to get help. It was really deep and the water was coming up to my chest.
'She ran a quarter of a mile to get help, crossing the busy road and catching up with a man who was walking a dog.'
She added: 'It could all have gone pear-shaped if Hannah she hadn't been so brave and quick-thinking. The whole family is very proud of her.'
Cheryl and Aaron were helped out of the water by passers-by before staff at the nearby Dusty Miller pub provided some respite.
Hannah, who goes to Wrenbury Primary School, has now been honoured with a knighthood and framed certificate by Camelot Theme Park at Chorley, Lancashire.
Watched by hundreds of guests including friends and family, the theme park's King Arthur presented Hannah with her prize.
She was one of 31 children from the North West and Yorkshire regions to receive the award. The annual search set out to find children who have overcome personal difficulties, tried extra hard at school or spent time helping others.
Camelot Theme Park marketing manager, Sandra Dempsey, said: 'Hannah has been incredibly courageous and it was a pleasure to see her rewarded.
'The Knights in Shining Armour ceremony was particularly touching and it was lovely to meet all of Hannah's friends and family, who were obviously so proud.'