Thank you event planned for emergency service

AFTER being involved in a horrific collision with an oil tanker, a Parson Drove woman is planning a fundraiser to thank the organisation she said saved her mother’s life.

Louise Hayes and her mum Carol Summers were returning home from shopping on November 5 when they were in collision with an oil tanker at the Parson Drove crossroads. Louise managed to escape the car but her mum was trapped and had to be cut from the vehicle.

Fortunately, a doctor flown in by charity Magpas was able to assess Carol’s injuries, which included internal bleeding and a head injury, and give her medication.

Louise said: “If it hadn’t been for Magpas and the medical staff, it might have been a different story.”

Carol spent five days in the High Dependency Unit at Peterborough Hospital and has now almost recovered from her injuries. She still suffers with a bad arm and has some facial scarring, but Louise is thankful that her mum is still here.

She is planning an 80s fancy dress party to raise money for Magpas, to be held at Leverington Sports and Social Club on April 23, from 7.30pm until midnight.

Tickets are £5 in advance or £6 on the door. There will also be a raffle, with donations of prizes very welcome.

For tickets or to donate prizes, contact Louise on 07587-179082 or Joy on 07876-762726.