A Tealby teenager who was seriously injured in a collision last year has celebrated her 19th birthday by giving something back to help others.
Beth Tyson suffered serious leg and back injuries when the car she was driving collided with another vehicle on the A46 in Middle Rasen just a week before Christmas.
The accident, at around 6pm, was attended by the air ambulance and Beth became one of the first casualties to be airlifted to hospital on a ‘night flight’.
The air ambulance had previously been grounded at 4pm.
“Along with the people who were first on scene, the ambulance crews, fire crews, police and hull royal infirmary, the air ambulance helped save my life which I will be forever grateful for,” said Beth, whose friend Kate Hunter was also injured in the crash.
To show her gratitude, birthday girl Beth and her family held a fundraising event for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.
And Beth dedicated her birthday money to the cause too .
“I feel it will be more beneficial to donate the money people would have spent on my birthday present to the air ambulance because one day (god forbid) you, your family or friends may need them and without people’s support they cannot fly and do the amazing job they do”.
The total Beth raised was £1405 and last week she went to RAF Waddington to present the cheque to the crew that attended the accident and to say thank you for their help.
“I would like to thank everybody who came and supported the event and the local businesses who got involved by donating raffle prizes,” added Beth.
“ And Kate and I would also like to thank the air ambulance crew. Market Rasen and Gainsborough ambulance crews, the three fire and rescue crews, the police officers who attended and finally Johnny Patterson, who was first on scene and helped until the emergency services came.”