Monday, 16 April 2012

Survivor supports charity concert

Photo L-R: Dr Dean Kerslake, Hilary, Richard and John Bradford, and pilot Captain Kevin Goddard

An Allington grandfather saved by the Kent Air Ambulance will be among the VIP guests at a fundraising concert in aid of the charity next month.

Retired shopkeeper John Bradford, 75, had just returned home after dropping off his grandson at school when he suffered a cardiac arrest.

His wife Hilary dialled 999 and carried out cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) before paramedics arrived.

He was then given emergency treatment at the scene by Kent Air Ambulance’s doctor and critical care paramedic before being flown to King’s College Hospital in just 25 minutes.

John spent three weeks in intensive care and on a high dependency unit before he was eventually allowed back home and has made a full recovery following his cardiac arrest in March, 2010.

Now, two years on, he and his wife will be among the special guests at Riverside Rotary Club’s Charity Concert at All Saints Church in Maidstone.

The concert on Saturday, May 19th, at 7pm, will feature the internationally renowned London Welsh Male Voice Choir including musical director Edward-Rhys Harry, accompanist Annabel Thwaite and soloist Imogen Dyer.

To order tickets, which cost £15, or for more information go to or call 01622 833833.

Funds raised on the night will go to Kent Air Ambulance, The Heart of Kent Hospice and other local charities.


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