Daring stunt is among several events planned to help air ambulance (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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Daring stunt is among several events planned to help air ambulance
10:00am Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
A Wiltshire Air Ambulance paramedic and a team of fundraisers will join a charity skydive as part of a national campaign honouring the service.
To launch the region’s National Air Ambulance week activities, Luke MacCallum, fundraising assistant Ana Exton and some of the supporters of the charity, based at Wiltshire Police Headquarters in Devizes, will make tandem jumps from 10,000ft on Saturday.
The skydive will take place at Old Sarum Airfield in Salisbury, with the team keen to raise as much money as possible for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust.
Mr MacCallum, 42, who lives in Trowbridge, said: “I’m a little bit nervous about it. I know I fly in our aircraft but I don’t tend to jump out of it, although any apprehension is overtaken by the thought of raising the much-needed funds.
“We have not set a target but we’d like to raise as much as possible.”
Wiltshire Air Ambulance relies entirely on the support of the public and needs to raise £2.5m a year to cover running costs.
Others supporting the Wiltshire Air Ambulance include Stuart Foulstone, from Devizes, who will take on a white water rafting expedition on Africa’s Zambezi River, while a team of 20 people will be travelling to Morocco for a trek across Mount Toubkal.
Schools and shops across Wiltshire will also be holding events raising funds for the charity.
Anyone who would like to sponsor Mr MacCallum and the team of skydivers can visit www.justgiving.com/Ana-Exton1
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