Air crew thanks

Raising Funds: Organiser Shirley Turner and John and Sandra Westerman raised �803.56 for the East Midlands Air Ambulance after a table top sale in Wirksworth.

Raising Funds: Organiser Shirley Turner and John and Sandra Westerman raised �803.56 for the East Midlands Air Ambulance after a table top sale in Wirksworth.

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A grateful couple have helped raise £800 as a thankyou to the air ambulance.

John Westerman, 65, of Yokecliffe Hill, Wirksworth, broke his back falling off a ladder six years ago.

Then, while recovering, he fell off a treadmill at Wirksworth Leisure Centre in January this year, injuring his back again, and had to be rescued by East Midlands Air Ambulance.

Wife Sandra Westerman said: “We were so grateful, we decided to try and give something back.

“We held a table-top sale in the Parish Rooms in Wirksworth and raised £803.56.

“We know all the hospitals round here now.”

Sandra thanked Shirley Turner for organising the sale.