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Volkswagen dealership helps soldier with maternity hospital mercy dash

Northgate Volkswagen in Bury St Edmunds has been thanked by a soldier for coming to his aid when his pregnant wife was in labour.
It came to the aid of Captain Nick Sharpe, of Wattisham Airfield, after an engine warning light came on as he was on the way to West Suffolk Hospital last Week – where his wife, Laura, had been induced the night before.
Although the workshop was full, the team to got him to the hospital, just in time to catch Laura going on to the birthing suite.
Staff also took his repaired car to the hospital, along with a large bunch of flowers and a teddy for his newborn daughter Arya.
“We all have families so we understood what he was going through – it would have been a shame for him to miss it,” said Terry Scott, the company’s after sales manager who drove Nick to the hospital.
His team were introduced to Arya this week, when the Mayor of St Edmundsbury, Robert Everitt, also presented them with a ‘Magna Carta scroll of thanks’ for the part they played in creating the happy ending.

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