Donation to thank Crowborough firefighters

A grateful member of the public has expressed her gratitude to firefighters who helped save her life by raising money for the Fire Fighters Charity.

Crews from Crowborough rescued Margaret Pattenden when she suffered horrendous injuries, after driving into trees to try to avoid a head-on collision with a car on the wrong-side of the road back in 2015.

Peter Harris was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment following the collision on the A26 at Heron’s Ghyll.

Watch Manager John Haizelden said:

She was not breathing and we rescued her and then started CRP.  We eventually got her back again at the time and did not expect her to leave the scene alive.

However, we are touched that after a very long road to recovery over the last two years in Stoke Mandeville hospital, along with visits to various other treatment centres, that she contacted me through friends to organise this cheque presentation.

She wanted to do something for the Service and organised a garage sale which raised £1,000 which will be donated to the Fire Fighters Charity. We were incredibly touched by her thoughtful donation and is going to an amazing charity which supports firefighters on a daily basis.

We were delighted to welcome her and her family to the station in more positive circumstances where she officially handed over a cheque to the crew who attended.

A representative from the Fire Fighters Charity, Dick Broady, was also there on the day to receive the cheque on the charity’s behalf.

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