The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is a 365-day-a-year helicopter emergency medical service covering Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk. The charity receives no regular funds from the government and needs to raise £11.3m in charitable donations every year to continue operating.
The EAAA’s mission statement is: “To alleviate suffering and save lives, by the rapid delivery of specialist clinicians and equipment to accidents and medical emergencies and the subsequent transfer of patients to and between hospitals”.
Here’s what Eric had to say prior to taking the leap:
“Hi, I’m Eric and my wife thinks I’m mental. Doing a skydive has always been on my bucket list but the opportunity has never come up, so when my wife pointed out The Big Leap I had to jump (pun intended) at the chance of crossing this off my bucket list. Being able to raise money for the Air Ambulance in the process is just a huge bonus to me as I could not think of a better charity to do this for. Seems a small price to pay to make sure we all keep the air ambulance heroes flying. Thank you to everyone that donates.”
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