Helipad supporter Ken gets his new legs

Tuesday 19 August 2014 was a life-changing day for Kenneth Poole from Calverton. The retired farmer was helping out on a friend’s farm in Epperstone when he was knocked down by a tractor and trailer whilst crossing the yard. The accident left Ken with horrific leg injuries and he was trapped underneath the trailer until help arrived.

Ken was determined to walk again and was recently fitted for his new legs: “Pretty much the first thing I said when I woke up in Intensive Care was “I’m going to walk again”, says Ken.

The 81 year old knows first-hand the difference a fast transfer can make, so he’s supporting the Saving Lives Helipad Appeal to get a helipad at the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre.

He continues: “I can’t praise the care I received highly enough,’ he continues. ‘Everyone at QMC and City Hospital is just fantastic – and of course the air ambulance crew who saved my life. Like all air ambulance patients at the moment, I had to complete my journey by road from a nearby landing site. Having an onsite helipad at QMC will cut transfer times for patients in the future and will make a real difference to people’s lives. If everyone in Nottinghamshire gave just £1 to the Saving Lives Helipad Appeal, we could raise the funds we need in no time.

See Ken get fitted for his new legs here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ne…/uk-england-nottinghamshire-35314970