Four paramedics hit the saddle for charity

Paramedics Pedal for Pilgrim Bandits 1

Monday 28th April 2014 – 1.30pm – Claire Brown.

Four paramedics will be hitting the saddle from Saturday when they embark on a charity cycle ride spanning the length of the country.

Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) paramedic Dave Bentley and Wolverhampton Paramedic Neil Weaver together with a support crew, HART paramedics Neil Baars and Olly Ayles, are undertaking the challenge to cycle from John O’Groats to Lands Ends in just seven days from Saturday 3rd May.

The team hope to raise as much money as possible for Pilgrim Bandits, a charity which supports injured armed forces members. They’ve just reached their £2,000 target but are hopeful that their efforts will raise even more money.

Talking about the challenge Dave, who lives in Wolverhampton, said: “This charity is very close to my heart as it has helped my close friend, Ben Parkinson, who was severely injured during a tour of Afghanistan 2006, in which I served alongside him. We hope to raise as much money as possible to ensure the charity can continue with their good work. We’ve received enormous support and donations so far, which we’re very grateful for. We just hope the grueling training we’ve put ourselves through will pay off and take us over the finish line within our target!”

The team’s progress can be followed on facebook (999 Jogle May 2014) and Twitter (@jogledave). To make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/Dave-Bentley or text ‘DBLB85’ followed by your donation (e.g. £1) to 70070.  For more information about the charity, visitwww.pilgrimbandits.org

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Notes to Editor:

Pictured at a fundraising event in Cannock (left to right front row) HART paramedic Dave Bentley, friend Ben Parker, HART paramedic Neil Baars. (Back row) Wolverhampton paramedic Neil Weaver with paramedic colleagues Stephen Milward and Chris Harte.

 

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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