Alexa’s Thank You to Air Ambulance Service

A teenager who helped to save her dad when he suffered burns in an accident is raising money to thank the air ambulance crew who treated him.

Alexa Crowe, 14, is walking the Millennium Way with her cousin Aalish, 15, and they have already smashed through their £500 original target.

The crew of the Great North Air Ambulance Service helped dad Garry when he was burnt after a gas canister was mistakenly put on a fire during a house clearance. 

Speaking to Gef he said: ‘I’ve just purchased a new property and I was burning some rubbish and we were cleaning out the old kitchen for the old boy that had it and there was a gas canister and I’d bagged it the week before.

‘So I had the fire going, went back to the cottage, it was going well with cardboard, threw two bags of rubbish on, forgetting the I’d bagged the gas bottle. I went back with more rubbish when I heard the gas leaking and as I went to run from it, it exploded in my face and arms and I was airlifted to hospital in Liverpool.’

Fortunately for Garry, Alexa was in the cottage and rang the ambulance. He said: ‘Without her being there, I wouldn’t like to say where I am or what I’d be doing so she was the star of the day with the air ambulance and the medical staff and with the burns unit in Liverpool where I was treated.’

On her Just Giving page, Alexa said: ‘The Air Ambulance took my Dad straight over to Liverpool where some specialists were able to treat his burns. The helicopter is only on the island for a six-month trial but we are so thankful they were here when the accident happened! We want to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance Service to say thank you for helping my Dad so quick and to be able to help other families who need it like we did.’

You can add to the over £600 already raised by Alexa and Aalish by clicking here.