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Weʼre raising £3,000 to support the emergency hero's - Great North Air Ambulance & Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the volunteers of the Mountain Rescue Service

Darlington, UK
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The week in-between Christmas and New Year is traditionally a time to relax and unwind spending time with family. However, our world was turned upside down on the 28th December 2017, when our brother Pete together with his nephew decided to head over to the Yorkshire Dales to burn off some Christmas calories with a hike in their favourite part of the dale.

They didn't make it to their destination.

On route, something terrifying happened, and Pete's car left the road, veered up an embankment over a stone wall and tumbled down the hillside, rolling several times.

Remarkably Pete's' nephew was able to exit the car and escaped with a nasty cut and whiplash, Pete, however, was not so lucky. Thankfully an on-looker was able to phone for the emergency services they were the: Mountain rescue, police, ambulance and fire service. Such was the complexity and severity of his injuries both the Yorkshire & Great North Air Ambulances were required to support, in a critical condition Pete was then flown to James Cook hospital, Middlesbrough.

Pete remained critical and in a coma for eight weeks, but we are delighted to report that with the help of the emergency services on the day and the fantastic critical care team support at James Cook, Pete has now regained consciousness. And is making excellent progress, facing his long journey of recovery with courage and determination and is looking forward to the day he is discharged home to be with his wife and young family.

So with Pete's involvement, we are raising money for both the Yorkshire & Great North Air Ambulances and the Mountain Rescue all of whom rely on voluntary donations to ensure that they are there to save many more lives.

Please support us in supporting them.

Thank you from Pete and family x

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  • Hilary Dunne2 months ago
    Hilary Dunne

    Hilary Dunne

    2 months ago

    For everyone who loves a good night out and a trip to the race's, we have it all for you at our charity Race Night on the 2nd of November. All proceeds from the night are going to the 3 AMAZING charities: Tickets are only £12.50 each and include a posh 'Pie & Pea supper (if you havent had one before, trust me you will love it). We promise the night will be awesome, it will be great fun with loads of laughter. To buy tickets please just drop me a message or email Hope to see you there xx Pete & family

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  • Hilary Dunne3 months ago
    Hilary Dunne

    Hilary Dunne

    3 months ago

    Thank you so much for the wonderful donations we have received. Pete is making great progress, he did his own version on the Great North Run with his Great North Walk at James Cook hospital. He took 13.1 steps and then some! He is back up in his feet, pushing himself to be well enough to return home. Earlier this week Pete got to meet Dr Chris Smith who treated him at the scene of his accident, he was onboard the Great North Air Ambulance, we heard at first hand about the team involved and the rapid response required to save Pete.

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  • Hilary Dunne3 months ago
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    Hilary Dunne

    3 months ago
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    Thank you so much to Pete's army of supporters and well wishes, for the incredible love and support. Our target is now insight, help us smash it this weekend as we run the Great North Run for the three amazing charities who saved Pete. xxxxx

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Page last updated on: 11/6/2018 8:11 AM



  • Matthew Largey

    Matthew Largey

    Nov 6, 2018

  • Lucy & Jaco H

    Lucy & Jaco H

    Nov 4, 2018

    Hope this goes a little way to helping the cause for three great charities. Good luck with the fundraising and getting Pete home with Rachel and the children full time.

  • Jenny Hooper

    Jenny Hooper

    Nov 2, 2018

    Well done on everything raised so far. I hope the race night is a huge success


  • Sarah and Ally

    Sarah and Ally

    Nov 2, 2018

    Sorry to not make tonight, have a great one and hope you raise lots for a great cause!


  • Brown Family

    Brown Family

    Oct 31, 2018


  • Penny R

    Penny R

    Oct 31, 2018

    Muddy Mayhem Sponsorship


  • Damien Byrne

    Damien Byrne

    Oct 26, 2018

    Never does anything by halves Pete!Good luck with the fund raising and the recovery. Great cause.


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Hilary Dunne

Hilary Dunne

Darlington, UK

I am Pete's sister Hilary and together with his wife Rachel, my Mum and Dad, my brother Paul, sister's Elaine and Alison our partners, children & friends, we are supporting the amazing emergency services who saved Pete's life up in the dales.

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