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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.

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.

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