A horse rider who says her life was saved by Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance is holding a Christmas carol concert to raise funds for the charity this Friday (December 13th).
Erika Schilsky, 45, suffered a fractured skull, a brain injury, broken ribs and a broken collarbone in a riding accident at Staplecross.
She had to be given emergency treatment at the scene by the doctor and paramedic before being flown to a major trauma centre in London.
Erika, from Peacehaven, was in a coma for three weeks and spent a total of four months in hospital and a further four months undergoing rehabilitation as she learned to walk again following the accident last September.
She has since made a good recovery and on Friday will be conducting a choir accompanied by pianist Tim Nail at St John’s Church in Palmeira Square, Hove.
The concert of classical songs and carols by the Diversity Singers starts at 7.30pm, tickets cost £5 on the door and all proceeds will go to the Air Ambulance which relies almost entirely on donations.
Erika said: “I’m very grateful to the Air Ambulance for saving my life.”