Vol­un­teer praised for help­ing in­jured cy­clist

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

AN IN­JURED cy­clist has praised an am­bu­lance ser­vice af­ter one of its off­duty vol­un­teers treated him fol­low­ing a crash.

Jeremy Whipp (pic­tured), 31, had a cy­cling ac­ci­dent near Che­sham af­ter his bike slipped on black ice on Sun­day, Jan­uary 25. A vol­un­teer from the South Cen­tral NHS Trust was nearby and ad­min­is­tered first aid to Mr Whipp, who had sus­tained a gash to his eye­brow and a bro­ken cheek­bone.

Mr Whipp said: “I was bleed­ing pro­fusely and in shock when luck­ily an off­duty vol­un­teer from the South Cen­tral NHS Trust was on hand to stem the bleed­ing, re­as­sure me, keep me warm, call for backup and look af­ter me.”

The ac­ci­dent hap­pened be­tween Ash­ley Green and Che­sham as Mr Whipp was en­joy­ing cy­cling in the Chilterns.

Mr Whipp, who was vis­it­ing his par­ents in Che­sham Bois at the time, thinks that the self­less work that the vol­un­teers do is worth com­mend­ing.

He said: “I think it is fan­tas­tic. It is great that there are eo­ple out here who ve up their me to help hers and get oth­ing back re­turn. “I am very ate­ful and I ink it is por­tant to ve thanks,

pe­cially when most news we hear about is bad news.

“Even though he was off duty, he was ab­so­lutely bril­liant. Thanks to him, I am now back on the road to re­cov­ery.”

Any­one living in Bucks, Berk­shire, Hamp­shire and Ox­ford­shire, who is aged 14 or above, can ap­ply to be­come a mem­ber of the South Cen­tral NHS Trust.

You can get in­volved by call­ing 01869 365 000, or email get­involved@scas. nhs.uk.

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