September 24th, 2016

Crash survivor holds thank-you fundraiser in Alcester

Crash survivor holds thank-you fundraiser in Alcester Crash survivor holds thank-you fundraiser in Alcester
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AN INSPIRATIONAL woman is holding a fund-raiser for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and Queen Elizabeth Hospital this weekend as a way of saying thank you for the care she received at their hands.

Shelley Faulkner, who is also paying homage to the Alex’s A&E department, was involved in a car crash two years ago as she was driving from her home in Alcester to her workplace in Stratford.

The 29-year-old hit a pile of icy and muddy leaves in her Ford Ka which spun out of control – leaving her with a broken neck, broken arm and dislocated elbow.

Two passers-by called the emergency services and kept her stable – and have stayed in contact with her since the accident.

Shelley was initially told she would most likely be paralysed from the eyes down but she defied the odds and is now walking and talking and a university student studying Occupational Therapy.

On Sunday (November 15), exactly two years after the accident, Shelley will host a ‘Survival Day’ event at Alcester’s The Turks Head, her old workplace, as a special recognition to the services who came to her aid.

She said: “The funds raised will be split 50/50 between the QE and the Air Ambulance but this is a way of saying thank you to everyone who was involved, including Warwick Hospital’s Therapy team, my family and my friends.

Everyone is welcome to attend the free event, which is set to start at around 3pm, and guests can enjoy live music from 6pm and a quiz from 7pm sharp.

A raffle and tombola will also be on offer with top prizes on available.

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