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Couple fundraise for air ambulance who rescued them

A couple have thanked a Welsh helicopter charity, after the crew came to their rescue before their big day.


In May 2016, Wales Air Ambulance’s Welshpool crew were called to a road traffic collision in Machynlleth, where a couple were fighting for their lives.


Jess Hunt and her fiancé, Joe Mann, were left desperately needing medical attention when Wales Air Ambulance landed at the roadside.


Jess had a fractured femur and Joe was suffering from internal bleeding, needing emergency care for their injuries.



The charity’s critical care team stabilised the couple before airlifting them to Stoke, to receive the specialist treatment they needed.


Jess and Joe are now fundraising for Wales Air Ambulance at their wedding in January next year, asking guests to donate to the charity in lieu of wedding gifts.


Jess said: “The team saved our lives that day. We are desperate to show our gratitude.”


The engaged couple came to visit the Wales Air Ambulance crew at their airbase in Welshpool, to meet the team who came to their aid.


As a charity, Wales Air Ambulance rely on kind donations to fund their operations across Wales, with each lifesaving mission costing around £1,500.


To thank the Wales Air Ambulance, Jess and Joe will help to raise funds for the charity at their wedding.



Jess said: “We owe them everything.


“We are getting married at Highfield Hall in January. We have asked our guests not to give us gifts, but instead if they would donate to WAA.


“It is the least we can do after everything they have done.”

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