The Helicopter Heroes fundraising page


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Team story

[p]On May 26[sup]th[/sup]  2015, Trafalgar Square will bear witness to the beginning of an epic, lycra-clad adventure, starring a bunch of road cycling amateurs. Shortly after sunrise, we will be bidding farewell to London and pedalling our way over 230 miles to the Eiffel Tower, arriving in Paris on May 29th. It will be hard as we track down to Newhaven on the first day, Dieppe to Forges-Les-Eaux on day 2 followed by a gruelling ride through the French countryside from Forges-les-Eaux to Cergy on day 3 with a final assault on Paris (Day 4).[/p][p]This group of "elite athletes" are all coming together with the united aim of raising money for Hampshire Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA), a wonderful charity which is very close to our hearts.[/p][p]On 26[sup]th[/sup] August 2013 a member of our team, Tim Daniels was riding with fellow riders and fundraisers, Chris Brown and Mark Finlayson when he lost control of his bike and hit a Telegraph post head on at 32mph lying unconscious for 8 minutes. But for the quick thinking of his friends and the expedient response of the Hampshire Air Ambulance crew, Tim would simply not have survived his injuries which consisted of a bleed in his head, breaks to the majority of his ribs, left shoulder, back and neck. Together with the magnificent care of the trauma unit in Southampton General Hospital, Tim was able to leave hospital in just six days and start his recuperation from home allowing him to resume work commitments again from the end of September. Tim in recognition of the support he received from the Air Ambulance paramedics decided that he wanted to do something in support of this organisation which is entirely funded from private charitable donations. Hence the idea of taking on this challenge and why we are going to be putting in the hours of training and going through the pain barrier to reach Paris. It currently costs the charity £125,000 each month to keep the Air Ambulance flying. To put it simply, the more money we raise, the more certainty this incredible service can continue flying and saving lives in the future.[/p][p]You can sponsor us by the mile, by group weight loss, or however you so wish! We don't mind. All we ask is that you please give whatever you feel you are able to. We, and all those who will benefit in the future, will be so grateful.[/p][p]We promise not to whinge about the saddle soreness too much... but if we aren't raising enough money we can't promise not to post photos of it, and nobody needs to see that, so dig deep into those pockets people![/p][p]ps, please don't forget to gift aid if you can. It adds valuable money to the cause.[/p]

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Jul 1, 2015


Tim, Great ride and a great cause Hope to catch up soon next time I am back in UK.


Jun 27, 2015


Donated by Linda Turner and Len Pilling! Many thanks for your support!


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jun 22, 2015

Berry Palmer & Lyle Limited

Well done Alex from BPL Global


Jun 22, 2015

Dominic Hubble

Many Congrats, Great cause


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jun 16, 2015

Jon and Sarah

Well done guys


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 16, 2015

Doug Woodhouse

well done Team Tim


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 15, 2015

Lorraine Orridge

Well done Mark, and all the team. Hope you can sit down now!


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 15, 2015


Better late than never. hope it all went well. Very good cause. Duncan was flown off Purbeck years ago after fracturing his leg.


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 15, 2015


Well done guys!!


Jun 12, 2015

Paul & Fiona Beckett



plus £2.50 Gift Aid

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Alex Harvey

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George Daniels

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