I think I've mentioned it before that the Helicopter Emergency Medical is a charity, it receives no funding from the health service or the government. That big whirly thing in the sky that swoops down on Londoners who have been mashed up by large chunks of machinery? Charity all the way.
A stupid way to fund a service that, when it is needed, provides some serious assistance to some of our trickiest jobs.
There are two men who are undertaking a painful operation in order to raise money to continue providing this service… Well, I'll let them tell you.
After a night out on the town and a few beers, myself and a colleague from White Star Medical Ltd have agreed to have our chest, belly and legs waxed in aid of London Air Ambulance (White Star Medical's charity of the year).
This event is planned for Monday 2nd October at The Blind Beggar public house in Whitechapel by The Royal London Hospital where the London Air Ambulance is based.
It costs £1,000 just for the London Air Ambulance to take off and save lives! They take off 3 – 4 times a day and this financial year will need £750,000 to cover rising costs of fuel, insurance and so on.
It's going to hurt, so help the pain with a donation!
*** If I make the target of £2,000 I will put a movie of the event on the Internet for everyone to see ***
Brave souls, I'd have to raise more than £2,000 to wave goodbye to my manly chest hair (and back hair/belly hair/leg hair/foot hair/nasal hair/shoulder hair…)
(Don't worry about the charge the site makes – it works out cheaper than processing cheques and the like).