EMAZING Colleagues and family outside Louth Ambulance Station
EMAZING colleagues from Lincolnshire have cycled around all ambulance stations on the East Coast, totalling over 93 miles to raise money for a colleague who sadly suffered a stroke earlier this year.
Technician Andy Ashmore from Horncastle ambulance station suffered two strokes earlier this year, which have left him with permanent speech problems. To prevent any further strokes Andy requires life changing surgery to close holes in his heart.
Paramedic Jamie Dwyer from Louth station who works alongside Andy, organised the event that happened on Saturday 22 September.
Jamie said: “I work alongside Andy’s wife Becky, who is a great colleague, and both have given so much to the public over their years of service, so I thought they deserve some help in return.
“Unfortunately, the operation that Andy requires is not fully funded on the NHS, so with the support of his colleagues we set our selves a challenge to cycle stopping at all our ambulance stations, as amateur cyclists this was a big challenge!
“The support that Andy and his family have received through donations and messages has been overwhelming; he has a long road to recovery but with his ambulance family behind him we know he will succeed.”
Jamie, Technician Ady Sanderson and Emergency Care Assistant Josh Oliver along with Andy’s wife Becky and their two children started their journey at Louth Ambulance Station at 08:30am.
From Louth they progressed to Mablethorpe, Skegness, Boston, Horncastle and back to Louth, completing it in over 10 and a half hours.
The money raised will be used to part fund Andy’s operation and help with his rehabilitation.