Letter: Community spirit lives on

Cyclists and walkers on the Nidderdale Greenway
Cyclists and walkers on the Nidderdale Greenway

I am writing on behalf of my mother, Sheila Good who was knocked down by a cyclist on the Nidderdale Greenway on April 1, 2013.

As a result of the collision she sustained a broken hip and a hairline fracture to her elbow and was in hospital for 12 days.

I would like to express our huge thanks firstly to the wonderful front line emergency services (ambulance and helicopter) and Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue.

Mum had to be airlifted to hospital as there was no ambulance access on the Greenway.

A number of passers by stopped to offer assistance and blankets.

This was so kind on a cold day whilst my mother was lying on the ground waiting for medical attention.

Secondly, I cannot praise highly enough the wonderful medical staff and chaplaincy services at Harrogate Hospital.

Their professionalism and care are inspirational.

Upon my mother’s discharge from hospital North Yorkshire Social Services provided a daily walking service for my mother.

This truly was a lifeline after her confidence had been shattered and mobility seriously restricted as a result of the accident.

The unstinting support and love shown by friends and neighbours has been both humbling and overwhelming and bears testimony to the fact that the community spirit lives on.

Nicola Good, Jersey

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