KNIGHTON people showed true community spirit when they turned out to support a family after a hit and run accident.

Last weekend a coffee morning was held in the Knighton Community Sports association pavilion to raise money for 11-year-old Summer Sharp and her family to help them through the months ahead after Summer was seriously injured in a hit and run accident on September 14.

The event was organised by Tracey Fowler who originally wanted to raise enough money to help the family through the initial travelling cost when Summer was in hospital in Cardiff and to replace Summer's school uniform and anything else lost or damaged on the day of the accident. Tracey was amazed to see how many people turned up at the event and gave donations. The amount raise was £1,315.67.

After discussions with Carl and Lisa Summer's parents it was decided that £250 of this money should got to the Wales Air Ambulance as a thank you for the wonderful service Summer received on the day.

Tracey said "Knighton town you are amazing, thank you so much to everyone who has supported me and thank you to all the girls who helped me.

I'm totally over whelmed by everyone who helped in what ever way. I wanted to help some friends out in a time of need and my god it has amazed me I can't say thank you enough, from the bottom of my heart".

Carl Sharp, Summer's dad said "We have been overwhelmed by all the support and kind words we have received since the accident. Lisa and I and the rest of the family would like to thank Tracey and her helpers for what she has done and all the people in the town who attended the coffee morning and gave donations."

Lisa, Summer's mum said "I would like to say thank you to the police that were on scene that day, the nurses that came out and looked after Summer so amazingly, all the paramedics and the air ambulance that looked after her and lastly but certainly not least the children who were with her on the day that reacted so brilliantly and did everything they could to help Summer. The reactions and quick thinking of every single one of you made a huge difference on what was undoubtedly the worst day of our lives. Thanks to all of you. Summer is at home where she belongs and recovering well. We will never forget what you all did for us".