Big breakfast fundraiser to say thanks to medics after Ellie’s broken leg

Ellie Peacock broke her leg in 2016.

A Wensleydale family is holding a fundraiser for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to say thanks for the treatment after a schoolgirl suffered a badly broken leg.

Ellie Peacock, 10, fractured her femur while playing at school in Askrigg in 2016.

The year 6 pupil had to be airlifted by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough where surgeons inserted a telescopic rod down the centre of the bone to repair the fracture.

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Mum Angela said: “Her recovery was a slow and long one but she eventually got there.

“The care that she received on that day from everyone involved was fantastic; from the school itself, Paramedic Pete the first responder, then the ambulance men, then Yorkshire Air Ambulance and then the care at James Cook Hospital.”

On Saturday, February 3 at the Corn Mill Tearoom in Bainbridge the family will be hold a Big Breakfast fundraiser from 8.30am to 12,30pm.

At the event they will be selling many breakfast items including full English breakfasts, bacon and sausage buns or baguettes and scrambled eggs on toast etc, all to eat in or take away.

There will also be a selection of homemade cakes, biscuits and tray bakes available to buy, plus a raffle on the day.

All proceeds will go to the air ambulance.

Angela added: “We are going to be raising money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance as their services are very important in the rural area we live.

“The journey by road to James Cook Hospital takes around 1 hour 20 minutes by air it is a very swift 15 minutes.  It costs them £12,000 per day to keep two air ambulances in the air.”

Angela said the Yorkshire Air Ambulance relied on the generosity of individuals and organisations to help save lives across Yorkshire.

The family hopes to get as many products as possible donated to help keep costs to a minimum.

If you wish to help or donate please get in touch with James or Angela Peacock by calling  01969 650212 or emailing james-peacock@btconect.com.