Kerri-Anne Kennerley’s heartwarming fire brigade help with hubby John

Allison Yee

Rushing around to dinners and gatherings is all part and parcel of the festive season, but for Kerri-Anne Kennerley, attending an annual Christmas Eve dinner with friends was almost something she had to miss – until her local firemen saved the day.

The veteran TV star has revealed how she was struggling to figure out a way to get herself and hubby John to her girlfriend Elizabeth’s annual dinner.

John was left a quadriplegic following a fall in 2016, which left him in a wheelchair.

Kerri-Anne is John's full-time carer following his 2016 accident. Photo: Getty

With Elizabeth’s home at the top of steps, Kerri-Anne was convinced the couple wouldn’t be able to attend.

"We were almost not going because she has four steps which means you need a six metre ramp for John's chair,” she told 9Honey.

But a brainwave soon hit, with KAK popping around to her local fire station in the Sydney suburb of Woollahra.

John fractured the C3 and C4 vertebrae in his neck after a shock fall last year. Photo: Instagram/kerriannekennerley

After explaining she needed assistance lifting John up the stairs, Kerri-Anne’s Christmas plans were cemented when the firemen told the 64-year-old they were more than happy to help.

KAK admits the couple have started a new Christmas tradition at their place after John's accident. Photo: Instagram/kerriannekennerley

“He said, 'Absolutely, we do these things for the community.

KAK's local fire brigade came to her rescue, offering to help with John. Photo: Instagram/fireandrescuensw

“Any time 24/7 you need help with John we're always here.”

It's stories like this that make you believe in the Christmas spirit...

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