THE family of an ambulance crew member who died at the weekend are fundraising in his memory for a dementia charity.

Jeremy "Jack" Daw died when the ambulance he was travelling in on April 24 was hit by an object.

The 66 year-old had come out of retirement to help out the ambulance service during the pandemic.

Now, his family is raising money for Leominster Meeting Centre, which helps people and their families adjust to living with dementia by offering exercise, educational sessions, one-to-one meetings with support workers and advisers, as well as therapeutic activities and having fun.

Mr Daw worked with the meeting centre on a number of occasions, volunteering and delivering talks to help out.

Following Mr Daw's tragic death, friends, family and former colleagues all joined in paying their respects to the much-loved ambulance technician.

West Midlands Ambulance Service chief executive Anthony Marsh said: “This is truly awful news, and my thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and colleagues of those involved at this very difficult time.

“I am enormously proud of all the staff and the university students as part of their clinical placement that worked so hard and professionally to try to save our colleague.

“I am sorry that despite their best efforts, he could not be saved.”

The crew were en-route to a 999 call in Herefordshire when an object hit the windscreen of their vehicle at the junction of Moreton Road and the A49.

Multiple vehicles attended the scene, with two emergency crews, paramedic officers, the Midlands Air Ambulance and two Accident Rescue Service doctors.

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