Woman who survived car crash to host charity night in aid of GNAAS

A YOUNG woman whose family was helped by the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) after a serious car crash is holding a charity night.

Sophie Kelly, 24, from Frizington, has organised a fundraising night on September 28 in aid of GNAAS after she was involved in a three-car collision along with her father, Kenneth Kelly, and then-partner, Scott Musgrave, on the A66, near Threlkeld, in 2011.

Two helicopters from GNAAS attended the scene and the family were treated by the charity’s doctors and paramedics.

Miss Kelly tore her liver and spleen, Mr Musgrave tore his spleen and had a hole in his bowel and Mr Kelly fractured his right hip, broke his right ankle and sprained his left ankle.

Miss Kelly and Mr Musgrave recovered from their injuries, however Mr Kelly’s recovery was far slower and he sadly passed away in 2015.

Since the incident Miss Kelly has held several fundraisers for GNAAS and her latest event is a charity night at the Solway Hall, Whitehaven, which will feature four music acts and a raffle.

Miss Kelly who’s now a volunteer for GNAAS said: “GNAAS are a really great cause and it’s all funded by the public so I just want to do my bit to help them.

“I held a charity night a couple of years ago and there were around 170 guests. This time I want it to be bigger so I’ve got a bigger venue and I’m hoping to get around 400 people there and raise even more money.”

Tickets for the night are £15 and include pie, peas and gravy.

To purchase your ticket, you can contact Miss Kelly on 07702099920 or visit The Civic Hall in Whitehaven.

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