Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 9°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Colchester: Family trio set to run marathon for Essex Air Ambulance after paramedics saved life of teenager

12:00 10 January 2014

L-R: Mary Chandler (Jordan'’s mum), Jordan White and Kevin Grant (Jordan’'s dad)

L-R: Mary Chandler (Jordan'’s mum), Jordan White and Kevin Grant (Jordan’'s dad)

Archant

Three family members are preparing to run a marathon to raise funds for the Essex Air Ambulance after the charity-funded service saved the life of their teenage relative.

Last April Jordan White, then 17, fell 30 feet through the roof of a derelict warehouse in Rowhedge, Colchester and suffered a severe head injury, internal bleeding and several broken bones.

Doctors from the Essex Air Ambulance administered vital treatment on the scene before Jordan was rushed by air to the major trauma centre at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge.

Jordan initially spent weeks in a coma but is now well on his way to recovery following an extensive period in rehab.

The actions of the service has spurred his father, Kevin Grant, his mother Mary and uncle Noel to sign up to run the Brighton Marathon on April 6 for the charity that relies on donations from the public for its survival.

Mr Grant, of Colchester, said: “Soon after the accident we decided rather rashly and in a moment of enthusiasm to run a marathon and raise funds, and over the weeks and months Jordan’s example has been our main training aid. When I have wanted to give up, I am bound to think of the constant effort Jordan has put into getting better.

“We are proud to be raising money for the Air Ambulance - it is an honour to support these amazing people whose only safety net is you and other people like you, who support them on their work.

“I will never be in the helicopter saving someone’s life - however by raising money I know that a very tiny little piece of me is up in the air making a difference.”

The Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust, which operates the service, has a number of places available for people who would like to run the Brighton Marathon and raise money for them.

The registration fee is £25 plus a minimum fund raising target of £400 is required. For more details contact Jenny MacPherson on jenny.macpherson@EHAAT.uk.com or 0845 2417 690.

0 comments

A judge has said

A judge has warned of the dangers of “vulnerable and impressionable” people watching films or playing video games depicting gang violence and rape after sentencing a Colchester man who planned to tie up a woman and have sex with her after playing Grand Theft Auto.

(left to right) Acting Chief Superintendent Kim Warner of Suffolk Police speaks alongside mother of missing 23-year-old Corrie McKeague, Nicola Urquhart and his brothers Darroch and Makeyan McKeague, during a press conference  at Bury St Edmunds Police Station in Suffolk, as police are investigating the disappearance of the RAF serviceman, who has been missing for more than a week amid fears he may have been kidnapped. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 3, 2016. See PA story POLICE McKeague. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The police hunt for missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague has been labelled “incompetent” by his mother, as an online campaign has raised more than £15,000 to hire a private investigator.

East Bergholt village centre.

Residents living in a picturesque village in the heart of Constable country have taken their battle to block a development they believe will be a blot on the landscape made famous by the artist to London’s High Court.

File picture of a police road closed sign.

There are long delays on the A120 in Essex tonight due to a crash.

The crash happened in Sudbury.

A group of people ran away from the scene of a four-vehicle crash in Sudbury today.

The Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre 2016

The annual Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre has been named as the best in the country.

Gnr Brendan Williams Marks Tey

The commanding officer of a 21-year-old serviceman killed in a crash on the A120 in Marks Tey on Saturday has paid tribute to his “strength of character and popularity.”

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24