Why did you join the London’s Air Ambulance lottery? Chrissy Dicks lowers her voice so that her 6-year-old daughter Amy can’t hear. “Because I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for London’s Air Ambulance. And neither would Amy.”
Five years before Amy’s birth, Chrissy was involved in a head on road traffic collision. She suffered multiple fractures to both her legs and was bleeding internally. London’s Air Ambulance was by Chrissy’s side within minutes to treat her injuries. She then spent 11 days in intensive care and remained in The Royal London Hospital for 7 weeks.
Four months after the crash, Chrissy’s boyfriend Jon asked her to marry him and within 12 months of the collision, Chrissy was walking down the aisle in high heels, a testament of a miraculous recovery from her leg injuries.
Did having their life turned upside down prompt the proposal? “You certainly realise life is unpredictable. One day you are here – healthy and in full strength, the next day everything can be different.”
“It’s humbling to know that it was people’s donations that got London’s Air Ambulance to the scene of my car crash. I can’t thank all the charity supporters
for helping to save my life. Without you, I would not be here and my daughter would have never been born.”
“At the same time, it is a sobering thought that London’s Air ambulance relies on the generosity of the public. When I found out that London’s Air Ambulance is a charity, I immediately signed up to their £1 a week lottery scheme. Our family plays several lottery lines to multiply the fundraising.”