To celebrate Red Nose Day and raise money for a local children’s orphanage in Malaga, the team at HomeCareontheWeb set themselves the challenge of climbing La Concha Mountain in Marbella and we are pleased to announce that after hours of climbing on a cold and rainy day, everyone made it to the top!
Unfortunately though, Tony (founder of HomeCareontheWeb Group) had a nasty fall on the way back down, resulting in an emergency mountain rescue helicopter winching him away to hospital! (Yes that’s him on the stretcher!)
If it wasn’t for the HCOTW Team and of course the help from the mountain rescue helicopter, Tony may not be around to tell the story today!
“It’s not easy to explain precisely what happened to me on the top of La Concha Mountain, only to say I had a number of guardian angels taking care of me.
My first guardian angel was the thorn bush (about 25 metres down) that I ran into which stopped me rolling further down the mountain. I must have lost consciousness for a while, but then I could hear Luke scrambling down the mountain trying to get to me. I was trying to reassure him that I was okay, not to worry and to call someone for help.(Not easy for a son to see his father rolling down the mountain).
After Luke’s cry for help other guardian angels immediately appeared, climbing across the mountain side to assist us. Lewey was one of the first to arrive and immediately began to reassure me, which he continued to do for the next 2 to 3 hours as we laid in the freezing cold and rain. Both Luke and Lewey found items of clothing to wrap around me, sheltering me from the rain and wind to try and stop me from shivering. I heard other voices above me, those of Matthew and Jackie taking the dogs to safety.
While all this was going on I knew the rest of our team were looking out for and chasing up emergency services, and I knew that I was going to be safe. Eventually the sound of the mountain rescue helicopter gave me the added strength to hold on, and I was soon winched away to safety and the warmth of the intensive care unit with lots of lovely nurses attending to me. I sustained numerous cuts, bruises and a broken knee cap, but I experienced teamwork at its best.
Thank you for all those who helped me on the mountain and afterwards – and thank you to everyone for all the kind wishes you sent me – they all meant so much.
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