30 Sep 2016
A massive thank you to the 198 participants who were brave enough to take the plunge at our annual abseil last weekend. The fundraisers abseiled off the London’s Air Ambulance helipad — the highest in Europe — to support the charity. The 284ft high helipad sits on the top of The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel.
The event was kicked off by ex-patient Clive Kraus who abseiled in tandem with our mascot Dr Ted. Clive was injured in a workplace fall and was attended to by London’s Air Ambulance.
Clive said; “My family and I will be forever and always grateful to Dr Gareth Davies [Medical Director at London's Air Ambulance and Consultant in Emergency Medicine at The Royal London Hospital] and his team for saving my life and all the other patients’ lives they have saved during their dedicated years of service.”
Over the next three days a further 196 participants followed Clive and Dr Ted and faced the almost 300ft drop, cheered on by supporters, volunteers and friends and family. With all their help London’s Air Ambulance looks set to raise an amazing £68,000.
The funds will help deliver our advanced trauma team to the 10 million people who live, work and commute through the capital every day.
Photos from the whole event are available on our Flickr page to download: https://www.flickr.com/photos/londonsairambulance/