Man saved by London’s Air Ambulance to abseil on anniversary


Saturday 7th May 2011

On 7th and 8th May 2011, over 150 people will brave the 230ft leap off 20 Cabot Square in Canary Wharf to show their support for London’s Air Ambulance – the charity which runs London’s only Helicopter Emergency Service, saving the lives of seriously injured patients.

Adam Gage, 21, who was rescued by the London’s Air Ambulance team on 7th May 2007, is taking part in the abseil with some of his family members. Adam suffered a severe head injury following an accident. London’s Air Ambulance was called to the scene, where they worked on him and then airlifted him to the Royal London Hospital. Gill Gage, Adam’s Mother said: “Without the London’s Air Ambulance it is unlikely that Adam would have recovered, we as a family and all his friends will be eternally grateful.”

Amongst those abseiling will be Mike Oxby, Head of Asset finance at Santander Corporate Banking who will be joined by his colleague Sarah Davies, Senior Communications Manager. Employees from Barclays, HSBC, Citigroup, United Insurance Brokers and Knight Frank will also be out in force.

Canary Wharf Arts & Events is organising the charity abseil with London’s Air Ambulance for the second year running. Canary Wharf Group plc is delighted to be supporting London’s Air Ambulance, which provides such a critical service to victims of serious injury all over London

Dr. Gareth Davies, Medical Director and Chair of the Trustees, said: “Last year was a huge success, seeing abseilers raise £64,000 for the Charity. London’s Air Ambulance relies heavily on public donations and we would like to thank all the abseilers for their support."


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