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Family and friends of Jordan Foster, who was critically injured in a road traffic accident last month, have started fundraising to benefit the people they believe saved his life.
Jordan’s mum Sara and wife Lesley began a fundraiser for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) on June 25, four days after the 28-year-old overturned his car on a stretch of the A85 between Taynuilt and Dalmally, near Cruchan Power Station.
Emergency services attended the scene along with the air ambulance and Jordan, who is head chef at the Brander Lodge Hotel and Bistro, was airlifted to Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Mum, Sara Foster, has since met the doctor who was on board the ambulance and wants to thank him and the rest of the air ambulance staff as well as raise money to help pay for the service.
‘The words I said, ‘thank you so much’, aren’t enough,’ she said.
‘The Air Ambulance is purely funded by charitable donations and without the generosity of ordinary people like me and you, my chef kid and all our lives wouldn’t be the same.
‘As a mum, it has been the worst experience of my life, and my heart broke for his wife Lesley and his sister Kendal too.’
Since sending out the appeal via Facebook, Sara has raised £1,495 (at the time of going to print), but with the basic cost of the air ambulance being £10 a minute the family are looking to raise much more so other lives can be saved.
Jordan has injuries to his pelvis, neck and back which, thanks to the quick actions of the ambulance crew are all repairable in time.
Speaking to the Oban Times last week, Jordan’s wife Lesley said: ‘The day of the accident was the worst day of my life.
‘I am so grateful to the emergency services that were present on the day. The police even came and got me and took me to where Jordon was, everyone was amazing.
‘He is still quite poorly but has been up and walked a few steps. He has been overwhelmed with everyone’s generosity and hopes to be able to thank everyone himself soon.’
The SCAA fundraising links can be found on Sara and the Brander Lodge’s Facebook pages.