New Norcia resident Cory Payne is finding a way to give back to the St John clinical volunteers who came to his rescue following a motor vehicle accident.
In 2014, the vehicle he was driving crashed into a tree just off the Great Northern Highway, near New Norcia.
Local St John Ambulance clinical volunteers Gavin Halligan and Jane Graham treated Cory on scene and critical care paramedic Jason Boschin took over his care while he was airlifted to Royal Perth Hospital.
Three years on, he’s made a remarkable recovery and has thanked St John Ambulance for helping to save his life, through a fundraising campaign.
Cory has been selling raffle tickets and candles – and donation tins have been placed around the community.
He also took part in the 12 kilometre walking event in the City to Surf in August, walking with St John volunteers, who all competed under the name, Team Cory, and has raised $4000 so far.