Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 14°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Essex: Farmers raise £18,000 for Essex Air Ambulance

12:10 07 January 2014

Farmers climbed and danced to a record-breaking £18,000 for the Essex Air Ambulance.
 Adam Brown organised the fundraising after his life was saved by the service.

Farmers climbed and danced to a record-breaking £18,000 for the Essex Air Ambulance. Adam Brown organised the fundraising after his life was saved by the service.

A farmer has helped raise more than £18,000 for the Essex Air Ambulance after paramedics from the charity-funded service saved his life.

shares
Presentation of the cheque at the Essex Air Ambulance HQ.Presentation of the cheque at the Essex Air Ambulance HQ.

In May 2009, 26-year-old Adam Brown was working with an angle grinder on his family farm at Great Holland in north Essex when it kicked back and gashed his neck – leaving his jugular vein exposed. He managed to call 999 and the air ambulance was able to transport him to Queens Hospital in Romford for vital surgery .

To say thank-you, this summer Mr Brown and friends took on a Three Peaks Challenge to climb the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales. They raised more than £13,000 in sponsorship. “While the training met with drifting snow and freezing rain, the weather on the attempt was kind, affording beautiful sunsets on Ben Nevis and sunrises on Scafell Pike,” he said.

“We were very lucky. We really have to thank the local businesses and friends for their incredibly generous support in particular Silverton Aggregates and Parkers Nurseries.”

Tendring Hundred Farmers Club held a charity ball and raised another £5,000 for the service. Yesterday, chairman David Lord, together with Mr Brown met with representatives of Essex Air Ambulance at its headquarters in Earls Colne, to present them with the cheque.

shares

0 comments

A visualisation of the new high school at Moreton Hall.

Educationalists have welcomed the announcement that a west Suffolk-based trust has been put forward to sponsor a new high school in Bury St Edmunds.

Brown bins are used for garden waste, but there could soon be a charge

Hundreds of thousands of Suffolk households could have to pay £50 a year if they want to continue to recycle their garden waste through the brown bin scheme.

Dancers Crystal Main and Bruce Lait

Professional dancer Crystal Main said her passion for her art has helped her to overcome the psychological trauma of 7/7.

Amber Rudd is pictured with L-R: Dee Gathorne-Hardy (senior ranger), Patrick Begg (programme director - Ickworth), Jonathan Rhodes (programme manager - Ickworth), Gill Dickinson (Good Energy), Stephanie Hall (project manager - National Trust) and Miranda Campbell (East of England environmental practices adviser - National Trust).

A new biomass boiler at Ickworth has been officially switched on by a Government minister as the National Trust announces a £30million investment in renewable energy to heat and power more of its estates.

Sudbury Cricket Club

A top satirist and fundraiser extraordinaire are among the latest names added to the squad of a charity cricket team visiting Suffolk at the end of July.

Front – Cllr Geoff Holdcroft (left) with NRG Theatres’ chief executive, Ray Anderson, watched by (back – left to right) with NRG Theatres’ artist director, Vince Rayner, Cllr Andy Smith and Suffolk Coastal’s Leader, Cllr Ray Herring.

Photo: Paul Nixon

Owners of a seaside theatre have extended the deadline for a consultation exercise to gain people’s views on how they would like to see the theatre develop.

The bomb damaged Circle Line train stopped between Liverpool Street and Aldgate staions in London - AP Photo/Takayuki Kawashima

British Transport Police Inspector Bob Munn led the rescue effort after being the first uniformed officer to enter the tunnel at Aldgate on 7/7.

Ipswich Crown Court

An Ipswich care assistant who stole £2,900 from a disabled man’s savings account has walked free from court after a judge decided not to send her straight to prison.

South East Suffolk Magistrates Court

Joe Drew, 29, of Cardiff Avenue, Ipswich, has been charged with two counts of assaulting a court security officer at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court on May 28.

The 2014 Party in the Park event in Belle Vue Park in Sudbury.

A marching band, jive dancers and a procession of samba drummers are among the attractions expected to pull in thousands of visitors to a ‘party in the park’ event in west Suffolk next weekend.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages