A man who nearly died after suffering life-threatening injuries in a car crash is now lending a hand to the charity which helped save his life.
Bill Bonar, from Ampthill, who works as a volunteer in the fundraising office for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, was in his car in a traffic jam on the M1 in November 2012 when a lorry travelling at 52mph shunted into the back of his vehicle.
Bill said: “The East Anglian Air Ambulance pilots and doctors are heroes.
“They saved my life. The speed at which they flew me to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and having a doctor on board saved my life.
“I was in intensive care for a month and then on a normal ward for about two months after that.
“I volunteer to give something back to the EAAA.
“The air ambulance is vital – the speed they can get to the victim and the speed they get you to the right hospital having been assessed by the on- board doctor is so important.”
Bill added: “Every time the air ambulance flies it costs £2,600. Donations and volunteers are vital to its continuing existence.
“Volunteering is so rewarding and it lets me give something back to them – I would encourage everyone to consider volunteering.”
To learn more about volunteering with the EAAA call 01525 718517 or visit www.eaaa.org.uk. To donate to EAAA text heli to 70500