Tuesday 18th February 2014 – 3.30pm – Claire Brown.
A Birmingham paramedic and a 9kg doll called ‘Annie’ will be amongst a group of medics embarking on a charity climb up Britain’s tallest mountain in May.
Adam Aston, a paramedic based at Henrietta Street Ambulance Station in Birmingham City Centre, is a volunteer in his spare time with St John Ambulance. When he’s not saving lives, he’s a councillor for Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council and consort to the Deputy Mayor of Dudley.
On the 3rd May, Adam will join a group of fellow medics from St John Ambulance to walk the 10.5 miles up the pathways of the Scottish mountain whilst carrying ‘Annie’ the resuscitation doll; a first-aid training mannequin used to teach people Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Once the group reach the summit of Ben Nevis and before they have chance to catch their breath, they aim to complete four-minutes of CPR on ‘Annie’ at 4,409 feet above sea level.
Hoping to raise more than £5,000 for St John Ambulance West Midlands, Adam said: “We’re all really excited about the challenge and raising money for a very worthy cause. Learning life-saving skills is very important and we’re hoping to show that as part of the challenge too. If you can perform CPR at the top of Ben Nevis you can do it anywhere.”
If you would like to donate and show your support, please visit www.justgiving.com/teams/bucklandsend.
Notes to Editor: Photograph courtesy of Dudley News. Pictured (left to right) are Craig Thompson from St John Ambulance with Cllr Adam Aston, a paramedic and fellow St John Ambulance volunteer, carrying Annie.