Motorcyclist gives a lot back to Devizes Air Support Unit

Motorcyclist Dylan Jones, who suffered life-threatening injuries in August last year, has gone on to run a half-marathon and raise well over £17,000 for two life-saving charities.

Mr Jones, 20, from Lechlade, was riding his motorcycle home one evening when he had a collision with another vehicle.

Because Mr Jones’s injuries were so severe, the air ambulance and crew attended the incident, along with the Wiltshire-based pre-hospital emergency care charity, SWIFT Medics.

He suffered injuries, including a broken neck, broken arm, broken ankle and a severed trachea and oesophagus. The air ambulance flew him to Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital. Dylan and his father, sisters Harriet and Jessica, and friends, decided to run this year’s Oxford Half-Marathon on October 13, and 72 runners raised money for the two charities that helped to save Dylan’s life.

“Without the care and treatment of the air ambulance crew and the speed of the helicopter that night, my son would not be alive,” said Dylan’s dad Chris.

Dylan, Harriet and his twin Jessica raised an extra £828 with a party night, and a close family friend raised a further £500 from a tack sale.

On Sunday, Dylan, his family and friends presented the air ambulance with a cheque for £8,817.83 and SWIFT Medics with a cheque for £8,471.65.

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