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Pirate FM's Air Ambulance appeal raises £22,000

Pirate FM's Air Ambulance appeal raises £22,000

Published by Emma Carton at 1:59pm 28th October 2019. (Updated at 5:52pm 28th October 2019)

An appeal launched by Pirate FM has raised a staggering £22,000 to help the charity that saves countless lives in Cornwall.

Lives like the premature baby born with double pneumonia in the Duchy.

Just weeks after coming home, little Ollie was back at the doctors in Padstow and airlifted to hospital.

His family say Ollie, who is now 18-years-old, is alive today because of Cornwall Air Ambulance.

"He got to Treliske within 11 minutes and that definitely saved his life".

Cornwall Air Ambulance
Pirate FM has launched 'Bring A Pound To Work Day' to support the Cornwall Air Ambulance Heli Appeal.

Ollie's dad, Tim Brocklebank, urged everyone to support the charity through Pirate FM's 'Bring A Pound To Work Day' and, as ever, Cornwall responded.

Tim Pirate FM his newborn son had not long been out of intensive care when he was struggling to breathe.

"Ollie was born on the 29th July 2001 and had double pneumonia and went straight into intensive care.

"He came out and was better but a few weeks later, he was struggling to breathe.

"He got to Treliske within 11 minutes and that definitely saved his life.

"Now he's a strapping young man of 18-years-old. 

"We've been fortunate enough to have 18 years of fun and laughter rather than 18 years of tears, so we thank the air ambulance a lot".

Tim Brocklebank

Ollie is not alone - Rob Harris' daughter, Sophie, suffered a brain injury after being caught in a crash as a young driver.

You can hear Rob's story here.

A Cornish Coastguard tells Pirate FM his daughter is only alive today thanks to Cornwall Air Ambulance

Dozens of businesses and schools across Cornwall got involved in 'Bring A Pound To Work Day' to help the air ambulance Heli Appeal.

We would like to thank everyone who donated on Friday 11th October - you have helped to raise over £22,000!

You can read more about the charity and how your donations will help here or watch the emotional stories from the people whose lives have been saved...

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