04:53PM, Friday 07 May 2021
Noa with her son Guy. Photo by Ian Longthorne
The family of a teenage boy who was hit by a van in Charvil is raising money for Thames Valley Air Ambulance after they assisted her son.
Guy Ferber, 14, suffered ‘serious injuries’ including a broken jaw after being hit by a Volkswagen Crafter at the entrance to Newlands Farm on the A4 Bath Road at around 3.15pm on Monday, April 26.
Following the incident, his mother Noa Ferber took to Facebook to set up a fundraiser in a bid to thank the emergency services and ‘give back’ to them for taking ‘such good care’ of her son and travelling to the Royal Berkshire Hospital with him.
Discussing how she felt when she heard of the incident Noa said: “It was definitely very very scary, but because everybody was so great, I knew he was in good hands.
“The air ambulance came, everybody [was] doing their best to support him and also the team [at] the Royal Berkshire [Hospital] and everyone, so at least we knew he was in good hands.”
The fundraiser is aiming to raise £3,725, which is the cost of every Thames Valley Air Ambulance mission, and has already raised more than £3,300.
Noa who lives in Charvil with her husband and three children, said: “It’s amazing because we are very close to our goal in just a day.
“We donated half of the amount of the helicopter mission, but other people donated.
“We got an amazing response from the community.”
She added: “The community was also very very supportive, I think we are very lucky, we got a lot of people knocking on our door asking if we need help, messaging us asking if we are okay. Just offering help or just checking how Guy is.”
“We really want to thank everyone that came to help, from the people that stopped their cars.
Noa added that the fundraiser is a ‘small thing to do’ to thank Thames Valley Air Ambulance and ensure they have the funding to help other people.
In a statement Thames Valley Police (TVP) said it has 'carried out a thorough investigation following this collision' and 'the matter has now been closed.'
Police were called to the River Thames between Cookham and Bourne End yesterday at about 3pm, to reports that a teenage boy had entered the water but hadn’t been seen to leave.