An unlucky break for Carol

PUBLISHED: 11:40 27 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:44 26 October 2009

A PARTY to raise vital funds for St John Ambulance has been cancelled, after the organiser ended up in hospital. Carol Richards was preparing to host a Wild West-themed night on Friday at Potters Bar Cricket Club.

A PARTY to raise vital funds for St John Ambulance has been cancelled, after the organiser ended up in hospital.

Carol Richards was preparing to host a Wild West-themed night on Friday at Potters Bar Cricket Club, in The Walk.

But after breaking a leg in a fall, she has been left with no choice but to postpone the fancy dress bash.

Carol, a retired carer, fell on decking behind the Coach and Horses pub in Newgate Street on February 8.

Over two weeks later she is still recuperating at Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield.

Devastated

Carol, of The Avenue, Potters Bar, said: "I am absolutely devastated.

"It was so painful, I was screaming for help and the chef and manager at the pub came out and called an ambulance."

Despite her injury, Carol told the Potters Bar Edition she was determined that the show would go on - just on a different date.

"I have no idea how many tickets have been sold, as I've been in hospital, but I will definitely be arranging the event for another day.

"I thank everyone for all their help so far."

The party was in aid of the St John Ambulance, which is building a new £800,000 divisional headquarters in The Walk.

As previously reported in the Potters Bar Edition a group of dedicated volunteers had battled for seven years to secure the necessary funding.

They are currently in the middle of raising £12,000 out of a £20,000 total to kit out the complex.

We will keep readers informed when a new date for the party is arranged.

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