Road victim’s daughters’ special thank you message for Magpas medic

A ROAD accident victim handed over more than �4,000 to medical emergency charity Magpas and met the man who helped save his life last week.

Father-of-two David Bocking narrowly avoided losing his leg after a speeding car sent his motorbike into a ditch between the A141 and Woodhurst in 1996. He was confined to a wheelchair for 10 months and lost two-and-a-half inches of bone from his leg.

On Thursday (December 22) the 38-year-old met Dr Howard Sherriff, the Magpas medic who helped save his life that day, as he, wife Louise and friend Barry Stratford handed over �4,044 they had raised on a cycle ride from Huntingdon to Edinburgh.

David’s twin daughters Lauren and Olivia also joined them with a special note for Howard saying ‘Thank you for saving my daddy’s life.’

It was a particularly poignant day for the doctor as it marked the last day in his 35-year service for the charity.

David said: “Meeting Dr Sherriff highlights just how important Magpas has been over the past 40 years. It does make me wonder what would happen if the team at Magpas weren’t there.”

nPictured, from left, are Magpas volunteer paramedic Dan Cody, Magpas doctor Fiona Bowles, Louise, Barry, David, Dr Sherriff and Magpas doctor Rod Mackenzie, with twins Lauren and Olivia Bocking.