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Young fundraiser launches hospice 'Forget Me Not' appeal

A ten-year-old schoolgirl from Shropshire whose fundraising head shave in memory of her father went viral online, has helped launch a new appeal inspired by the Tower of London poppies.

Tallulah Lewis-Schulz raised ten thousand pounds for the Severn Hospice, after her dad Andreas lost his fight with cancer.

Her inspirational fundraising attempt was filmed by ITV News Central last September, and became an internet hit, being viewed more than 4 million times on the ITV Central Facebook page.

Today she planted a steel Forget Me Not flower in his memory, as hundreds went on sale to raise money to keep the hospice going. Chris Halpin reports.



Woman trapped in car for an hour after collision

A 50-year-old woman was trapped in a car for an hour after a collision in Shropshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service Credit: PA

Fire services had to cut her out of the car while she remained trapped by her leg inside the vehicle.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Gobowen Road in Oswestry just before 5.00pm on Saturday.

The two car collision had left one woman, in her 50s, trapped by her legs in the car. The fire service worked to cut her out of the car while ambulance staff administered pain relief and fluids as she had sustained pain to her chest and abdomen.

After an hour, the woman was freed from the wreckage and ambulance staff immobilised her with a neck collar and spinal board. She was then taken by air ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital for specialist trauma care.

The driver of the second vehicle did not require hospital treatment.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman

An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance with and MERIT trauma doctor on board attended the scene.

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