Air ambulance patient hosts ball in thanks to charity

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A horse enthusiast is hosting a glitzy evening in thanks to a charity that rescued her following an accident.

Cassie Jameson is hosting a ball at Buxton’s Devonshire Dome on September 27 to raise money for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.

In 2009 she was practising show jumping when an accident occurred.

“Both myself and Tom the 18hh horse I was on were tired,” The promotions executive said.

“We cleared the first fence then, quick as flash, he ran out at the next fence. He went one way and I went the other. I remember coming round and not being able to breathe properly and I couldn’t move.”

She was flown to Royal Derby Hospital, where it was treated for fractured and compressed a vertebra in her middle back as well as damage to her top three vertebrae.

Tickets for the ball cost £45 and can be bought online at www.chocolateball.moonfruit.com or by contacting Cassie on 07970 196791. For more on The Air Ambulance Service, visit www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk or call 08454 130 999.