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The sister of a young cyclist whose life was saved by emergency medics has seen donations to her fundraising campaign in support of London’s Air Ambulance soar by more than £1,000 in 24 hours.

The Evening Standard yesterday told how Victoria Lebrec (below) survived being run over by a skip lorry in Clerkenwell last month after undergoing a groundbreaking procedure at the roadside that prevented her from bleeding to death.

Victoria Lebrec at the Royal London hospital

Victoria Lebrec at the Royal London hospital

See here for the full article: http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/how-london-air-ambulance-saved-life-of-cyclist-who-lost-leg-in-skip-lorry-crash-9957314.html

In response, her younger sister Marie Lebrec decided to donate sponsorship funds to the air ambulance. She is running the Barcelona marathon in March. In the day since the article about Victoria, her total has jumped from about £600 to more than £1,800 (and rising).

Many donors are cyclists unknown to her family but who want to pay tribute to her efforts and the importance of the work of the air amibulance, the major trauma unit at the Royal London hospital (where Victoria is being treated) and the London Ambulance Service.

One of the donors, Chris Barraclough, witnessed the attempt to save Victoria’s life as she lay critically wounded at the junction of Clerkenwell Road and St John Street on the morning of Monday December 8. “Watching the HEMS team save Vicky’s life was incredible. So calm. So assured. Delighted to donate.”

To make a donation to Marie’s marathon fund, visit here: http://m.virginmoneygiving.com/mt/uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=MarieLebrec&un_jtt_redirect