PC run down by drug dealer donates equipment to Royal Stoke ward where she was treated

A police officer who suffered life changing injuries on duty has visited the Royal Stoke University Hospital to donate equipment bought through her fundraising.

PC Claire Bond suffered serious leg injuries after being hit by a car in Stafford in September 2018.

She spent nine days on Ward 226 recovering from her injuries.

Along with the High Sheriff of Staffordshire Mr Ashley Brough, Temporary Chief Constable Nick Baker and other colleagues from Staffordshire Police, she donated a number of orthopedic footstools and Plaster of Paris kits for on the Trauma Orthopaedic Ward.

PC Bond said: "The team here do an amazing job, but it was through speaking to staff on the ward and learning about the difference processes here, it became apparent they needed these items as they were things I missed when I was a patient.

 "I feel as though I've turned a corner, but I've still got to take it slow - if I'm still able to fundraise then I will. Fundraising is like a ripple effect, to many people want to join in, and I take positivity from helping others."

In July last year around 25 of PC Bond's colleagues and family members took part in the Nottingham X Runner, and also held a fundraising raffle at Cannock Police Station.

Senior Sister Katie Shaw said: "We're incredibly grateful for the continued efforts of PC Bond and her colleagues from Staffordshire Police, which have enabled us to purchase this much-needed equipment which will be of benefit to so many patients.

"The adjustable footstools will aid recovery and independence, whilst staff trained in the Plaster of Paris kits will save patients having to be booked into appointments in our Fracture Clinic, freeing up their time for other patients and reducing the amount of time ours spend on the ward."

High Sheriff Ashley Brough said: "The bravery and commitment of Claire is incredible. Despite her injuries being life changing, she's remained so positive and I applaud that."

Temporary Chief Constable Nick Baker added: "This is typical Clare, not thinking about herself, instead the wellbeing of others on the ward."

If you would like to fundraise for UHNM Charity visit www.uhnmcharity.org.uk for more information, or call 01782 676444 to speak to one of the UHNM Charity team. 

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