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Droitwich mum's funday to thank medics for saving her son

Droitwich Editorial 21st Aug, 2014 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

A MUM whose son suffered multiple injuries after being knocked down by a car in Droitwich has organised a charity funday, car boot sale and evening disco to raise funds for the two organisations which came to his aid.

Jake Smith, who was hit on Salwarpe Road on July 5, sustained two fractured shoulder sockets, a fractured pelvis on both sides, a broken bone in his back and a broken finger. His stomach and bladder were also punctured in the incident and he suffered a 76 per cent gravel burn.

The Midlands Air Ambulance was sent to the scene but, because of Jake’s fear of flying, he went by ambulance to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, with the trauma doctor from the helicopter crew on board.

He spent ten days at the Children’s before being transferred to the Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Now, a month and a half on, he is doing extremely well – his bones, although delicate, are healing well and he is up and walking.

And to thank Ward 5 of Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the Midlands Air Ambulance, his mum Nikki Bennett is holding the funday and disco at Droitwich Royal British Legion, Salwarpe Road, from midday on Saturday (August 23).

She said she did not know what would have happened if it was not for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the Midlands Air Ambulance.

“It’s absolutely amazing what they do at the Children’s Hospital, we could not have asked for a better service and the Air Ambulance crew were also fantastic.

“It would have been a lot worse if everyone who helped him had not acted so quickly on the spot.”

Among the attractions at the funday tomorrow will be a performance by the Moonshine folk group in the car park of the Legion, face paiting, hair brading, a tombola and a food van.

There will be fun for all the family with traditional fair games and youngsters can get up close and personal with creatures from Evesham and District Reptiles.

The car boot sale starts at 11am.

Then, in the evening, there will be a disco from 7pm until late.

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