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Life-saver Marianne's a Blues star.

Byline: Neil Hodgson

EVERTON bar worker Marianne Rood is one in 48,000.

Her life-saving actions have earned her an award from her employer Sodexho, which provides catering services at EFC's Goodison Park home.

She was named Sodexho employee of the year, from the company's 48,000-strong workforce, and received her accolade from company chief executive Philip Jansen at their London celebrations.

Sodexho praised her hard work and commitment and actions which demonstrate their corporate values of 'service spirit, team spirit and spirit of progress.' Marianne was working at Goodison when a diabetic customer collapsed. She grabbed some sugar sachets, vaulted the bar and for the next 10 minutes administered sugar to the stricken fan until paramedics arrived.

She was told later that her actions saved his life.

Speaking after the awards in front of 600 people she said: "It was one of the nicest days of my life. I loved every minute and, to cap it all, at the next home game, the fans had made a banner congratulating me."

Chief executive Philip Jansen said: "Sodexho is proud of its success in food and facilities management. This has been made possible by people like Marianne, whose commitment is an inspiration to us all."


DEDICATED: Marianne Rood, who works behind the bar at Everton Football Club, won the Employee of the Year award
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Apr 7, 2008
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