Julia Connolly On 19th May 2018, what started out as a lovely meal in a local pub with my darling husband Pat, turned into a nightmare that you can only hope would never happen to anyone. Pat was taken critically ill...everyone in the pub was fantastic, so helpful in calling the ambulance, giving CPR, but I will never forget the site of the lights from the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, coming in to land at East Knoyle as it started getting dark. The Air Ambulance arrived in under 10 minutes, far quicker than the land ambulance could ever have got there, giving me a glimmer of hope in what was a tragic situation. The amazing Dr Phil Hyde and his team were quick and caring, taking control of the situation. They treated Pat with the utmost care and respect and tried their hardest to bring him back. Unfortunately there was nothing they could do as Pat had suffered a massive brain haemorrhage, but they cared for Pat with the utmost respect and compassion, and were also amazing in the way they looked after me. They didn't rush anything at a time when hope was lost. I did not realise until afterwards that the cost of a mission is £3,000 and is all funded by charity. On 4th May 2019 I will be Walking the West Highland Way from Glasgow to Fort William covering a total of 96 mile over 6 days. Please support this fabulous charity. Julia Connolly