Air ambulance calls for stories

Harry Smith and mum Clare Bloomfield
Harry Smith and mum Clare Bloomfield

People who have been rescued by the air ambulance are being asked to get in touch to share their stories, meet the crew who helped them, and help the service raise funds.

The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance Service is asking people it has helped to get in touch so others can read real-life stories of their work. They hope it will encourage people to donate much-needed cash as the service does not receive any government funding.

One person who has got in touch is Clare Bloomfield, the mother of Harry Smith who was taken to hospital by air ambulance after he spilled a cup of tea on himself, seriously scalding his chest and arms.

The accident happened in Rushden in November 2011. An air ambulance was called and flew the pair to Birmingham Children’s Hospital so Harry could be treated at the special burns unit.

Clare, of Higham Ferrers, said: “I remember thinking - how much is this costing and who is paying for it?”

To read more about Harry and other stories, or to donate, go to