Five LAS paramedics to jump from plane to raise £3K 14/03/2013


Thursday 14th March 2013

On 20th April, five paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and their friends will jump 10,000 feet from a plane to raise money for London’s Air Ambulance. Paramedics Andrew Mills, David Platts, Laura Andrews, Ayoola Ariyibi and Rachael Fox will do the sky dive along with seven other friends.

Andrew said: "When Laura and I started our student paramedic course we always said we wanted to do a sky dive and now is the time. Luckily we’ve been able to persuade colleagues and friends to join us too."

"We’re really focussed on trying to raise as much money as possible, and that is keeping our minds off our nerves for the moment."

The team hopes to raise more than £3,300 for our charity. Andrew added: "London's Air Ambulance seemed like the obvious charity to support as they rely completely on fundraising. Being paramedics, we see firsthand the excellent work they do, which really has an impact on patients."

"We hope everyone will get behind us and support us and I’d like to encourage everyone to get out there and try something they wouldn’t normally do – you don’t have to be sporty to raise money."

Graham Hodgkin, CEO of London’s Air Ambulance, said: "As a charity working alongside LAS, we see first-hand the work that each of us carry out. London’s Air Ambulance is a vital part of London’s emergency infrastructure and it is great to see our everyday cooperation being extended into fundraising efforts like this one. We are extremely thankful for the support from LAS employees and wish the team good luck with their sky dive!"

To sponsor the team visit http://www.justgiving.com/teams/airbourne

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