A NURSE who came to the rescue after a Bankie collapsed has been thanked by the person she helped following an appeal to find her on social media.

Elaine McCulloch was having a day filled with “laughter, fun, games, music and magic” at the Golden Friendships kids’ club when she collapsed due to her heart condition, ventricular tachycardia.

Elaine told the Post: “I could feel my heart racing and it was going so fast that I passed out.”

Elaine, who was with her daughter Chloe and best friend’s daughter, Leona, added: “Chloe put me in the recovery position, checked I was still breathing and shouted for help. I was unconscious.”

Luckily, a nurse, Lynne, was at the club with her kids and she spent time with Elaine until the ambulance arrived.

Elaine, who has suffered from her condition and other health issues for years, has collapsed before but described this time as “one of the worst.”

She added: “When Lynne called 999 and gave paramedics information it was extremely helpful to me getting quicker and appropriate care. Without her help I don’t know what would have happened.

“I don’t think there is anything that you can say that is enough in a situation like this. I can’t say thank you enough – I was very lucky.

“My daughter Chloe was brilliant as well. She’s only 13 but very grown up for her age, she explained exactly what was going on and remained calm and authoritative when giving information out to Lynne and the paramedics.”

When returning home from hospital later that night, Elaine made an appeal on Facebook to find the woman who helped her in order to thank her and received a successful response.

Surprise flowers, a box of chocolates and a card were delivered to Lynne’s home as a thank you from Elaine and were received gratefully.

Lynne described Elaine’s appreciation as “the sweetest ever.”

Jim McLaren, founder of Golden Friendships who was present at the time, praised both Lynne and Chloe.

He said: “Elaine’s daughter Chloe was brilliant. She kept calm and called her dad until Lynne took over who made sure Elaine’s airways were clear.

“She took pressure off the club until the ambulance came – she was amazing.”