Call to support Great Western Air Ambulance from sister of Cirencester crash victim Karen Lindsell
KAREN Lindsell’s sister Debra has paid tribute to the air ambulance charity which airlifted the South Cerney mother to hospital.
Former nursing worker Debra told the Standard she was grateful to paramedics with Great Western Air Ambulance (GWAA) for their quick work getting her sister to hospital after her crash on Boxing Day.
“Although they didn’t save Karen’s life it wasn’t from lack of trying,” she said.
“When I worked in nursing I used to see people being brought in and I thought if it hadn’t been for the air ambulance they wouldn’t be here.”
A collection was made for GWAA at Karen’s funeral, raising £145 pounds for the charity.
Debra added she felt it was important people throughout the region were aware of the work GWAA – which attends one cardiac arrest every day - does to save lives.
“They do such a good job,” she said. “They really need more awareness and funding.”
The GWAA is funded entirely by donations and is running a Love Your Air Ambulance campaign throughout February in an effort to raise enough funds to buy a new helicopter.
Donations to the charity can be made in a variety of ways including by post, text, standing order or by signing up to givingabit.com
More information on donating to GWAA can be found at greatwesternairambulance.com