PC Claire Bond’s life changed forever last year, when she was seriously injured trying to apprehend a dangerous driver. Despite her terrible injuries caused by the driver reversing into her, Claire and her colleague PC Dave Mullins – who disregarded his own safety and managed to pull Claire out of the way before she could be hurt further – remained professional and captured vital information and evidence, which led to a successful conviction.
Claire spent nine days in ward 226 of Stoke Hospital, where she was nursed back to health by staff. To thank them for their care and dedication, Claire wanted to give something back, so she decided to raise funds for the ward. With the help of friends and supporters Claire has raised £1,500 which has paid for 16 foot stools and plaster cutting equipment.
I joined Claire, along with Nick Baker, Acting Chief Constable, and John Acres, the morning show host on Radio Staffs, as she made her presentation to the staff of ward 226. Claire is such an inspiration to all those around her and I have been so impressed with her attitude and determination to make a difference, even after such a terrible accident, that I have selected her to receive a High Sheriff’s Award.
I would like to thank Claire for inviting me to the presentation and take this opportunity to wish her all the best in the future.