Speedway star Lewis Kerr gives thanks to medical team who saved him

Magpas charity golf day at Heacham Manor Hotel. Pictured are (from left) Ben Day, Anton Neal, Lewis

Magpas charity golf day at Heacham Manor Hotel. Pictured are (from left) Ben Day, Anton Neal, Lewis Kerr and Steven Clark. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The speedway rider 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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