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Shropshire Mum Raises £1,000 for Air Ambulance Service that Saved Toddler


Four years ago, Mya Thomas experienced a living nightmare witnessing her toddler being knocked over by a car. A crew from the Midlands Air Ambulance Service came to the rescue of her daughter Morgan, who was less than one year old at the time. To show her gratitude, Mya has now presented the service with a cheque for £1,000 that she had raised especially for them.

About the Accident and how the Air Ambulance Service Helped

When the accident occurred, it was just four days before Morgan’s first birthday. It incident took place in Oak Meadow, Bishop’s Castle where the family had been living at the time. It is believed that the toddler was dragged under the car since there were burns on her chest and shoulder. She required 42 stitches on the back of her head after undergoing a skin graft operation.

Luckily for the toddler, the Midlands Air Ambulance crew reached the destination quickly and transported her to Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The prompt response of the air ambulance team and the quick action taken by the emergency staff helped her get the necessary medical services on time.

How Mya Raised the Funds

In order to thank the air ambulance service that quickly and safely transported her daughter to the hospital, Mya Thomas decided to give something back. Over the past few months, she held several fundraisers including a charity bingo night at CasCA, where about 60 people showed up. This helped her raise the £1,000, which she handed over to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

Midlands Air Ambulance is a charity organization that funds and operates three air ambulance aircrafts that service the region. For each mission, the charity has to spend £2,500 and requires more than £7million every year for operating the service. All the funds are received through donations from the public and some charity-supporting businesses.

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