Injured speedway star Lewis Kerr thanks medical team with golf match
- Credit: Ian Burt
Speedway rider Lewis Kerr swapped his bike for golf clubs to host a charity event for the helicopter crew which helped save his life.
The Heacham-based former King's Lynn Stars racer was airlifted to hospital by Magpas Helimedix following the serious crash at a meeting in Peterborough last summer.
Mr Kerr wanted 'give something back' to the team who got him safely to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, where he spent five days in a coma.
He said: 'I won't ever be able to thank them enough for helping me.
'They say the first couple of hours are so important when you have a head injury. Those medics got me to the best place in good time.'
The charity golf event at Heacham Manor Golf Course on Saturday raised £1,100. Almost 60 players took part and his father, Robbie, led the winning team.
In December, Mr Kerr and his wife Jessie, became parents to baby Cooper.
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Next season he is signed to Lakeside in the Elite League and Ipswich in the lower-level Premier League.
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