Sweet way to say thanks

Paul Stothers was airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital after he severed three of his fingers in a DIY accident at his home in Gresham.

Following nine hours of surgery, he regained partial use of his hand and has since had two further operations to repair damaged tissue.

And Paul has returned to the hospital to thank the air ambulance team and the NNUH staff who came to his rescue. He presented cheques totalling £500 which he raised through a charity collection at his shop, The Chocolate Box, in Sheringham.

“Each time I empty a jar of sweets I put the jar outside for people to donate their loose change to charity,” he said. “The NHS gets such a bad press but the care I've received here is exceptional and I wanted to show my appreciation for all their hard work.”

Paul's donation was split between the East Anglian Air Ambulance and Coltishall Ward.

Wednesday 17th of May 2006 04:00:58 PM