5-year-old Savannah Nicholls was had been invited to number 10 Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister, David Cameron, when the sick youngster took a turn for the worse during the visit and had to be rushed to hospital in the PM’s personal limo.

Savannah was accompanied by her mother Lisa during the visit which saw a number of poorly children meet David Cameron at number 10 as part of a special party organised by the children’s charity Together for Short Lives. As well as meeting the Prime Minister briefly before she was taken ill, Savannah also got to meet Mr Tumble from the CBeebies show, Something Special.

The 5-year-old from Penzance in Cornwall has been suffering from Leukaemia, Cerebral Palsy and epilepsy since birth, however the youngster was overcoming a chest infection at the time of her visit to number 10 which flared up during the party.

Savannah’s mother, Lisa, was full of praise for Cameron’s aides who quickly ushered the young girl and her family into a side room, which turned out to be the famous Cabinet Room, while they arranged for the PM’s chauffeured limo to collect the 5-year-old and take her to hospital.

After her hospital dash in Cameron’s personal limo, Savannah is now back in Cornwall recovering in hospital, although her family hope she’ll be allowed home in the coming days.