Yarmouth garage to donate money from MOTs to woman who lost her hand in accident
- Credit: Rachel Sutton
A garage in Yarmouth is offering to donate the money made from MOTs to help a woman who lost her hand in a car accident.
LS Motors, on Acle New Road, is running the promotion for four weeks starting on Monday, September 4.
And for every MOT done on a Monday until September 25, the cost will be donated to Jade Morgan, who was involved in a horrific accident on the A47 in March.
Jade, 25, was driving home to Great Yarmouth from work in Norwich, when she crashed.
Her car skidded and then flipped over crashing into the central reservation at about 60mph.
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She was told by paramedics she could have died if it wasn't for the quick actions of a van driver who stopped and tied a tourniquet around her arm to stop the bleeding. Her right hand was so badly damaged it had to be amputated.
Now, she is trying to raise £25,000 for a bionic hand, which is not available on the NHS in Great Yarmouth. The hand would give her the ability to move it using signals from her brain.
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A whole host of events have already been held, including friend Bernadette Stubbings shooting 1,000 shoulder-aching arrows in a sponsored fundraising effort.
More than £6,000 has now been raised on Jade's GoFundMe page.
Gavin Hatchett, from LS Motors, said it was Bernadette who had let them know about Jade's bid.
'We didn't know Jade, but Bernadette has been one of our customers for a few years,' he said.
'We knew about her archery and we sponsored her for that and then thought this was a good opportunity to do something to help.
'It was a car accident she was in and our field is cars, we know the damage that can be done and the consequences of an accident.'
Gavin, a vehicle administrator, said they didn't know how much they could raise but they were hoping for around £1,000.
He added if anyone wanted to book their MOT they could call the garage and ask specifically to be booked in on a Monday if they wanted to help towards the cause.
For more information, or to book, call 01493 859469 or search 'LS Motor Repairs' on Facebook.