Just a few tickets left for Wurzels charity gig at Somerset County Cricket Ground (From Yeovil Express)
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Just a few tickets left for Wurzels charity gig at Somerset County Cricket Ground
10:05am Thursday 31st October 2013 in What's On
A HANDFUL of tickets remain for a Wurzels’ charity concert, grand dinner and celebrity auction in aid of the heroic doctors who helped after Taunton’s M5 crash tragedy.
Tomorrow (Friday) at 7.30pm, Somerset County Cricket Club will host the glittering event to raise money for Somerset Accident Voluntary Emergency Service (SAVES).
Just three GPs work voluntarily in the service, covering the whole county and helping seriously ill accident patientsday and night.
SAVES member James Hickman was the first doctor to arrive on the scene after the M5 collision on November 4, 2011, working to support the emergency services in response to the tragedy in which seven people were killed and 51 were injured.
Last year, a SAVES doctor won the BBC 999 hero award for his work amputating part of a patient’s arm 20ft up a gantry near Taunton.
Last month, Taunton-born doctor Ed Ford was on hand after a motorcyclist collided fatally with a van while overtaking a car on Exmoor.
Peter Andre, Jenson Button and Les Miserables theatre producer Sir Cameron McIntosh are among the big names who have donated auction items for the big night.
Fundraising is vital to buy and replace equipment and for training – it costs between £4,000 and £5,000 to train and equip just one doctor.
- To win one of four individual tickets worth £45 each for the concert and charity auction, call SAVES coordinator Jackie Collings on 07886-630388 by 7pm tonight (Thursday).