Carol just £3k off cash target

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A WOMAN left with one leg after a road accident is now just £3,000 away from raising the £26,000 she needs for a new prosthetic limb.

Carol Forshaw lost her right leg after her motorbike collided head on with a car at Cragside, near Rothbury, three years ago.

Carol, of Stakeford, was airlifted to hospital after the crash and won her fight for life.

She was supplied with an NHS false leg, but it was ill fitting, prompting the 36-year-old to set out to raise cash to buy a new prosthetic limb herself.

Carol said: “I had raised a lot of money myself and then I just got stuck and the community in Stakeford and Ashington just boosted my total.

“People I have never met are giving money so that I can go back to being the fit and healthy person I am, and I am so grateful.”

Despite being so close to her target, Carol, pictured, has no plans to ease up on her fundraising as prosthetic limbs only last for around five years and also cost money to maintain.

“There is the cost of the liners, and wear and tear and so on,” she said.

“It is a lifetime commitment, so I need to be constantly finding the money to maintain my mobility.”

To help her hit her total, Ashington and District Male Voice Choir is holding a fundraising concert on Saturday, October 22.

The show is being held at Stakeford Methodist Church, starting at 7pm.

Tickets, costing £6, are available by calling Malcolm Corbett on (01670) 818714.