Greater Anglia staff take leap of faith for London Air Ambulance

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Brave staff at Greater Anglia will take a leap of faith for charity tomorrow by launching themselves from the highest rooftop helipad in Europe.

The intrepid team of 20 has pledged to raise £6,000 for the London Air Ambulance when they descend from the Helipad of The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel from 17 floors up on Thursday 13th September.

With just £1500 to go to reach their target, the team – made up of Greater Anglia drivers, depot and office staff – are asking for more donations at

So far the team’s fundraising efforts have seen them hold a bake sale at Ilford Depot, company-wide raffles and receive a corporate donation from Greater Anglia, as well as sponsorship from friends, family and colleagues.

Greater Anglia’s Health, Safety and Environment Manager, Jane McIntyre, who has spearheaded the fundraiser, said, “Half the team are terrified but this is such a worthwhile cause and needs all the help and support to continue to operate. This is our way of saying thank you to everyone involved with the London Air Ambulance for the amazing, lifesaving work they do.”

London’s Air Ambulance is the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London.

The service provides pre-hospital medical care at the scene of the incident and serves the 10 million people who live, work and commute within the M25.

Missions commonly involve serious road traffic collisions, falls from height, industrial accidents, assaults and injuries on the rail network.