Family to open pop up cafe after needing the help of GNAAS

The family of a man who needed the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) after a cycle crash, are opening a pop-up café in Glenridding Village Hall to raise money for our charity.

Jack Beaty, aged 15 at the time, crashed his bike into a stone wall at the foot of Kirkstone Pass on 7 August 2012.

He suffered life-threatening head injuries, a fractured skull and massive blood loss.

Jack was assessed and treated by the paramedic and doctor team at GNAAS before being airlifted to the Royal Preston Hospital.

He was later transferred to the Manchester Children’s Hospital where an emergency operation was performed to treat the damage to his skull.

Jack was released from the hospital in Manchester on September 12 and then spent five days in the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle, before returning home for good.

He’s now 23 years-old and his mother Helen Beaty says he has made a good recovery.

She said: “Jack is doing amazing. Obviously, the head injury means he’s different to how he used to be but looking at him you wouldn’t know what he’s been through.”

Since the incident, Helen has been a big supporter of GNAAS and took part in our lottery and raffle.

She is now hosting a pop up café along with her children Jack and Beth Beaty and the trustees of Glenridding Village Hall on Thursday 2 January 10am – 3pm.

The café will serve homemade cakes, scones, soup, pie and peas and savoury filled Yorkshire puddings.

The proceeds from the café will be shared between Glenridding Village Hall and GNAAS.

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