Former Northamptonshire patient encourages people to join lifesaving charity this Christmas
The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance’s (WNAA) former patient, Simon Glover, is encouraging the Northamptonshire community to support the charity which saved his life by attending its Air Ambulance Christmas Service.
Simon, who will be doing a reading at the service, is called the ‘miracle man’ by his friends and family, received lifesaving care from the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, after an accident at home.
On 29 March 2013 Simon cut his throat with an angle grinder whilst doing DIY at home. The critical care crew from Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance rushed to his aid and he was airlifted to hospital for emergency surgery – arriving in under 30 minutes.
“Telling people about how the air ambulance flew me to hospital made me realise what an important part it played in saving my life. If they hadn’t taken me to hospital so quickly in the air ambulance and I had travelled by land ambulance then I hate to think what would have happened,” said Simon.
Since the incident Simon has continued to be involved with various events and has raised a brilliant amount to support the lifesaving service to ensure it remains operational, saving more lives.
He added, “It is important to support this lifesaving service as they receive no government funding and without their help, I wouldn’t be here today. I now try to do anything I can to give back to the charity, including attending any events they have in my local community”.
“The Christmas service is the perfect opportunity for all of us to get involved and support them to ensure that more lifesaving missions like mine are possible. They helped me so greatly on the day of my accident and I am living proof that we never know when we might need them,” expressed Simon.
The Air Ambulance Christmas Service will be held on 13 December 2022 at 7.00pm, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Church Lane, Northampton. The event will include performances from the Northampton Chamber Choir, refreshments, stalls, and readings, as well as time for reflection for loved ones who are no longer here.
Legacy and In-Memory Manager Chloe Bass added, “We really appreciate the support we receive from the public and local communities, as without them we wouldn’t be able to continue our vital missions. Simon is an inspiration, and we would like to thank him for his continued support and donations. Without people like him, we wouldn’t be able to continue to offer our lifesaving service.
Tickets are free, but please do email [email protected] regarding any queries, accessibility support and chairs reserved.
Anyone wishing to find out more about the vital service, or to support the charity can visit: www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk or call 0300 3045 999.