Holbeach man raises over £5,000 for Magpas

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A Holbeach man given life-saving treatment after being critically injured in a road crash has thanked his rescuers – in a big way.

Adam Brooker (23) has handed over a cheque for more than £5,000 to Magpas Air Ambulance, more than four times his initial fundraising target.

Adam sustained potentially fatal head and internal injuries when his works van was crushed by a lorry in October.

Magpas Helimedix stabilised Adam while he was trapped in the wreckage and, after he was freed by firefighters, a doctor from the team placed him in a medically induced coma at the roadside.

He was flown to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, where surgeons removed two blood clots from his brain.

He spent eight days in intensive care and came out of Addenbrooke’s a month later.

When he was well enough to begin a phased return to work Adam was already planning a 50-mile sponsored bike ride with his dad, Reece, and 11 pals to thank the team.

Adam set a target of £1,200 – the cost of the two flights involved in his rescue. In the end Adam (centre) and his cycling team mates handed over a cheque for £5,250.57 to Magpas Doctor Chris Adcock (centre right) and Paramedic Simon Standon (centre left).

Adam and his friends plan to continue fundraising, including Mud Up for Magpas.