September 27th, 2016

Rubery runner to help his friend around half-marathon course to thank charity who saved his life

Rubery runner to help his friend around half-marathon course to thank charity who saved his life Rubery runner to help his friend around half-marathon course to thank charity who saved his life

A RUBERY man who was left wheelchair-bound after a car crash will be helped around a half-marathon course by his friend, in aid of the charity which saved his life.

Mark Woodus, will be pushing, 37-year-old, Kevin Johns in the Gloucestershire Half Marathon on Sunday (October 25) to raise money for the Midlands Air Ambulance.

Kevin, a self-employed mechanic, was hit head on during a car crash on the A38 in Droitwich last month and has been left with two broken legs and feet. He was taken to the Worcestershire Royal Hospital by air ambulance and was in intensive care for eight days.

He said: “I really want to say how thankful I am that they saved my life that night.

“I don’t remember much from the accident or from the eight days afterwards but someone told me I was taken to hospital by air ambulance.

“I didn’t know the Midlands Air Ambulance was a charity and received no help from the Government. I was really shocked.

“This is just a way to give back really and hopefully we will be able to raise a lot of money for them and it will go towards those in Worcestershire.”

The pair have been friends for ten years and live just half a mile apart. Mark is already a keen runner and has completed races including the recent Great Birmingham Run.

The 38-year-old said: “If it wasn’t for the Air Ambulance, Kevin would not be with us today. This run is a way of saying thank you to them.

“It is a challenge for me. I have run half marathons but never pushing or pulling another man before so it’s going to be difficult.

“Hopefully it will help put a smile on his face and keep him active.”

The racing duo have already raised more than £200 and are hoping to hit £500.

Visit www.crowdfunding.justgiving.com/Kevin-Johns to boost their total further.

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