Airborne daredevils plunge for charity

VIDEO BRAVE fundraisers plummeted from the sky attached to bungee cords to raise money for their fellow airborne daredevils at the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

BRAVE fundraisers plummeted from the sky attached to bungee cords to raise money for their fellow airborne daredevils at the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Hundreds turned out to join in the day of fundraising activities held at Trimley St Martin sports and social club on Saturday , which also included the Evening Star Donkey Derby.

Organiser Dave Hurrell said the aim was to raise £10,000 in one day for the charity.

He said: “We have been putting on more and more events here recently - we have had a bike show and a beer festival recently.


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“We just decided that organising something on behalf of the East Anglian Air Ambulance would be fun, and we have been lucky the weather is so good today, it has meant a great turn out.”

John-Paul McManus, 24, of Martlesham Heath, who raised £26 in sponsorship money to take part in the bungee jump, said: “I had to have a beer to calm my nerves before I did it, I was a bit nervous before I went up.

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“But once I was up in the crane that changed - I was terrified.”

“I have never done a bungee jump before but I wanted to support the East Anglian Air Ambulance because I think it is a very worthy charity and they do a lot of good work.”

Fundraising co-ordinator for the air ambulance, Nichola Wright said: “We are extremely grateful to everyone who helped organise the day, and who took part in the various activities in aid of the air ambulance.

“We rely almost entirely on donations to keep on carrying out the life-saving work so help like this is greatly appreciated.”

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