Fearless fundraisers take the plunge at Royal London Hospital to raise more than £3k for London Air Ambulance
PUBLISHED: 10:00 10 October 2019
Fearless fundraisers have abseiled 212ft down the side of the Royal London Hospital to raise funds for the London Air Ambulance.
Staff from building firm Ingleton Wood took the plunge down the 17-floor dizzying descent of Europe's highest rooftop helipad raising £3,120 for the charity which operates out of the hospital in Whitechapel.
Jonathan Jenkins, CEO of London's Air Ambulance, said: "As a charity, we rely on donations from the public so our teams can continue to help people in their hour of need.
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"Thank you to all those who took part. We wouldn't be able to save lives without you."
Ingleton Wood is carrying out work at the hospital to increase the speed and efficiency of the ambulance's response including improving accommodation for the flight crew.
After her first abseil, interior designer Mandy Cheung, said: "The views were gorgeous. I could see for miles over Canary Wharf and beyond. We're over the moon with how much we've raised."
Stuart Norgett, from Ingleton Wood, said: "I am proud of our six staff for volunteering for such a terrifying challenge, but for such a worthwhile cause."