Your Vote Could Help Cornwall Air Ambulance

faye webbA police officer who broke her leg in twelve places in a horse-riding accident in Scilly wants islanders to help her win £10,000 for the Cornwall Air Ambulance.

Faye Webb had already started fundraising for the charity, which flew her from St Mary’s to hospital on the mainland, after her fall in February last year.

She is walking the Great Wall of China for 10 days from 21st October, a fundraiser she arranged when she lived here.

Now she’s been entered into a contest organised by the retailer Mountain Warehouse.

They’ve selected around sixty people undertaking outdoor challenges and they’re asking the public to vote for the fundraising activity they feel is most deserving of the cash bonus.

Faye says she’s hoping people will boost her votes so she can win the cash for the charity.

Faye has already exceeded her cash goal on the donation site Justgiving, raising almost £1,900 against her initial £1,500 target.

She says the community on Scilly has been very supportive and described the response as “overwhelming.”

Faye says she’s undertaking the sponsored walk on behalf of the people of Scilly, because the Air Ambulance “touches everyone’s life” here and no-one takes it for granted.

And she said she would have been “in an awful lot of trouble” without the vital service.

It’s not going to be easy for her. Faye is still receiving physiotherapy but she’s confident she’ll be fit for the fundraiser.

She’s had the all-clear from her consultant, which means she can start running again, and she’ll be given a course of intense physio at the police rehabilitation centre.

You can vote for Faye here.