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MARS Patient Raises Nearly £2000 for the Charity that Helped Save Her life

Two years ago, Dawn Charles from Bosbury nearly lost her life in a horrendous car crash in which her Ford Fiesta collided with a tractor on the B4220.

Following her recovery, Dawn has endeavoured to promote the two emergency charities who attended her accident and contributed to saving her life; the Midlands Air Ambulance and the Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS). MARS is a local emergency charity, who, in support of West Midlands Ambulance Service, provides immediate medical care for the critically ill and injured in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, free of charge. 

Our very own Chief Executive Office and MARS Doctor, Dr Malcolm Russell, attended the accident and, as Dawn puts it, it is “…down to him that I am here today.” Miss Charles, who suffered life-threatening head injuries, made a remarkable recovery in five short days after being airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, after being treated by Dr Russell at the roadside.  

Miss Charles recently organised an auction to raise money and awareness for the Midlands Air Ambulance Service and MARS and as a result of this, raised an impressive £1,900, a cheque of which she presented to Dr Russell in person, earlier last month.

Prometheus holds the MARS charity very close to its heart and would like to thank Miss Charles for her generosity.

Please go to www.marsbasics.org.uk  to find out more about MARS.