THREE organisations who helped Skelton young farmer Samantha Bell on the road to recovery following a car accident last year have benefited from her fundraising feats.

Samantha, who works as a legal secretary and office administrator for Cumbrian solicitors, Cartmell Shepherd, has been busy over the last few months decided to raise funds and highlight the work of the three organisations close to her heart - The Royal Preston Hospital Intensive Care Unit, the charity Headway and Kentdale First Aid.

After a car accident in May of last year, Sam joined forces with Tropic Beauty Ambassador, Nicola Stevenson, to put together a special bag of beauty products to sell to family friends and neighbours within her local community.

A total of £900 was raised, which was split equally between the three organisations.

In response to the donation, Angie Clare from Kentdale First Aid commented “We all feel really very humbled that Sam has decided to make a donation to us. We plan to put the donation towards a piece of equipment for one of our ambulances and after much debate we have decided to use Sam's gift to purchase a Laerdal Suction Unit.

"This is a piece of equipment which is used to clear a patient's airway in an emergency situation to allow ventilation to take place. The purchase of this equipment will allow Sam's donation to benefit others in the future. We also hope to put a notice on the Ambulance to acknowledge Sam's generosity.

"Myself and fellow Kentdale paramedics, Andrew Dickinson and Marilyn Blunt hope that we can meet up with Sam in the future to say a personal thank you for her very kind donation."