Funds are being raised for the Kent air ambulance as a thank you for the care they gave a postman who suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car in Margate last Saturday (January 6).
Vince Marsh, from Birchington, was struck while on his rounds in College Road at 10.42am that day.
The 59-year-old was airlifted to King’s College Hospital in London where he currently remains with injuries including four fractured ribs, a broken leg and a shattered knee cap . Vince also has pins down his leg, a fractured eye socket, deep cut to his head and scrapes and bruises.
The justgiving page has been launched as a way to say thank you to the air ambulance paramedics who attended to Vince. Members of the public had planned to run the fundraiser for Vince but the postie and his family said they would like the money to go to the life-saving air ambulance service instead.
The family said: “The idea came up because of the local community and people who Vince delivered to, wanted to do something for him.
“When we were asked about it, we wanted any money raised to go to the air ambulance as we want to show our deepest thanks for what they did for him and the incredible work they do every day.”
The Justgiving page statement says: “The Kent air ambulance quickly arrived on the scene and airlifted Vince to King’s College Hospital where he could be treated promptly for his serious injuries.
“Vincent, his family and the local community are all grateful for their quick actions on that day and every day they are called out. The Kent air ambulance saves lives and we would love to raise some money for them!”
The page has a target of £500.
A 43-year-old woman from Margate arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in connection with the incident on Saturday, January 6 was released the following day pending further enquiries.