NORWICH, Tuesday 19th June 2012 – Norwich International Fire Fighters Sky Dive for Local Charity
Always keen to help a worthy cause, Norwich International Airport’s blue watch firefighters, Karl Appleton and Mark Matless will be jumping from an aircraft 13,000ft high at speeds of 120mph and descending 5000ft back to land in just 40 seconds for their sky dive to raise vital funds for one of the airport’s chosen charities this year, the East Anglian Air Ambulance(EAAA) on
28th September 2012.
The East Anglian Air Ambulance now operates two fully medically equipped helicopters (Anglia One and Anglia Two) serving the people of Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. Between the two helicopters they provide a life saving resource reaching patients quickly and if required, transporting them to the most suitable hospital for their needs (rather than the nearest) within minutes.
Karl Appleton said “We work closely with the Air Ambulance team at the airport and see what an invaluable service they provide to the wider communities across the four counties. Hopefully we won’t need them on the day! We couldn’t have chosen a more appropriate cause in the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Andrew Bell, Chief Executive of Norwich International Airport, said:
“Norwich International Airport is proud to support this local charity. Our firefighters do a fantastic job of ensuring fire safety at the airport and have stepped up yet again to help raise money for this worthy cause”
Jess Down, EAAA’s Area Fundraising manager said “The East Anglian Air Ambulance relies entirely on independent fundraising and contributions from local businesses. On-going public support is essential to enable two dedicated air ambulances and their highly skilled crews to continue reaching those who need their help in an emergency.
I really hope Karl and Mark enjoy their day and I can’t thank them enough for their support of the charity.”
To sponsor Karl and Mark go to www.justgiving.com/NIAfirefighterskydive