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“We don’t realise how easily and quickly things can go wrong. If services like the air ambulance didn’t exist, I wouldn’t be here to tell my story.”
Simon Glover


Local resident Simon Glover is known as “the miracle man” by his friends and family after his brush with death. The local air ambulance and less than a millimetre made the difference between life and death.

Simon had been at home doing some DIY, when he accidentally slashed his windpipe with an angle grinder.

Our air ambulance was on the scene within minutes and the crew began the battle to save Simon’s life. His injuries included cuts to ligaments and muscles in his neck and to his windpipe. The dad of four was airlifted to hospital for emergency surgery and within 22 minutes. Thankfully Simon was soon on the road to recovery and has been supporting the air ambulance ever since.


“The saw blade actually grazed my main artery and I was bleeding heavily. If the air ambulance hadn’t been there I would probably have died.”
Simon Glover

*Our anonymous donor has kindly agreed to match up to a value of £60,000 from this appeal.