- Firefighter Karl Denham to attend Saturday's match
- Denham was first on the scene following Alan Barnes' recent accident
- Lifelong Birmingham fan will be presented with a signed Blues shirt
QPR have invited Karl Denham, the off-duty firefighter who was first on the scene following R's supporter Alan Barnes' recent road accident, to Loftus Road for this weekend's clash against Birmingham City.
Denham, a lifelong Blues fan, will be a guest at Saturday's Sky Bet Championship fixture, as the club shows their appreciation for the part he played in helping Barnes in his hour of need.
To show our appreciation on behalf of the QPR family, Denham - thanks to our visitors this weekend - will be presented with a signed Birmingham City shirt prior to kick-off.
On the night in question, Denham left work 20 minutes early to attend a function. Within 400 yards of leaving the fire station, he was two cars behind the incident where Alan had been severely knocked over by a car.
Denham got out of the car and was the first person to assess the situation, called the ambulance, and carried out immediate lifesaving actions on Alan, and commenced CPR.
The on-duty fire crew were the next in attendance, who then assisted him. Two off-duty ambulance personnel attended shortly afterwards, and they also helped, at which time Alan started to come around.
Denham stayed on the scene until Alan was in the care of the ambulance crew.
Barnes continues his rehabilitation at Paddington Hospital in London after being transferred from Nottingham earlier this month.
The club is in regular dialogue with Alan and his family and continues to send its best wishes to him as he continues his road to recovery.
Get well soon, Alan.
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