Sister's big thanks to air ambulance

THE young sister of a schoolboy injured in a freak accident on his family farm has raised money for the live-saving charity that rushed him to hospital.

George Brewis suffered multiple injuries, including a broken jaw and a severed ear, in the horrific incident at Easington Grange Farm, near Belford, in March.

The 11-year-old had to be flown to Newcastle General Hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance (GNAA) after he was thrown against a pen wall when a cow pushed against a gate.

Now his nine-year-old sister Louise has paid her own tribute to the GNAA for coming to the aid of her beloved brother.

The Longridge Towers School pupil organised a Home Clothes Day for the entire school, in Berwick, and managed to raise 400 for the charity.

Louise wrote a special letter to make students and parents aware of the fund-raiser for the GNAA, which she described as being a 'very good cause'.

Shelagh Phillips, head of the school's junior department, said: "We are very proud of her as she was so affected by George's accident and the speed at which the GNAA reacted to help him.

"We knew that she wanted to do something to repay their kindness, so did all we could to help her.

"Pupils at the school didn't need much encouragement to wear their own clothes and support such a good cause."