Family’s gratitude to Air Ambulance!

June 23, 2014 by Tracy

Cheque presentation to DSAA volunteer Colin ThomasThe family of a teenager who was airlifted by Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance has handed over a cheque for £2,770 to the Charity.

The owners of Bucklegrove Holiday Park in Rodney Stoke donated the just a year after the service airlifted the son of one of the park owners to hospital.  Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance attended the holiday park last June after James Newton-Browne, son of park director Donna Kynaston, was involved in an accident involving grass cutting equipment.

The 17-year-old rugby player has made a full recovery and was among the party welcoming Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance volunteer Colin Thomas to the park on Saturday.  Colin was presented with the funds which the park had raised during Easter celebrations.  Events included games, quizzes, raffles and a host of children's activities.

The park has been supporting the Air Ambulance for more than five years with a raft of different events staged throughout the year at Bucklegrove.  The 7.5-acre park has been owned for the past 17 years by husband and wife team, Dave and Sue Clark.

Mrs Kynaston said, “The Air Ambulance was magnificent in its speedy response to the accident and the on-the-spot treatment provided by the medics before flying James to hospital was superb.  We have long supported the service because we know that they will always be there if ever any of our holiday guests meet with a mishap, either on the park or whilst out and about.

"Now we have first-hand evidence of how invaluable they are in such situations.”

This story was featured by the Cheddar Valley Gazette and can also be viewed on the website HERE.