Youth club member defies odds to recover from crash
Youth club member suffers life threatening injuries in horrific glider crash.
Youth club member, Olly Rastrick, defied odds by recovering from an horrific glider crash in August last year.
The 16-year-old overcame life threatening injuries including a broken pelvis, femur, ankle and ribs and earlier this month he beat the odds again by getting back on his glider and flying again.
Youth workers at the Eastleigh-based Y Zone youth club were incredibly proud of Olly, Youth Worker Trina Jacobs, said: “He has shown courage and determination by getting back on his glider and doing the hobby that he loves even after such a terrible accident. He’s been an inspiration to all of us and young people like him.”
Olly developed his love of flying at the age of four and first flew on a glider when he was 13 at a gliding club at Lee-on-the-Solent.
To show how proud they are of his determination following the accident, and how inspirational his story is, the youth team have nominated him for a Pride of Britain award and are asking for support from his fellow youth club members and people of the Borough.
Olly is hoping for a career in the RAF as a pilot and the Y Zone youth group wish him luck for the future.
His story was recently covered on ITV Meridian News and features his first interview since the accident.