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Wheelchair-bound man skydives in aid of his air ambulance heroes
4:00pm Friday 30th August 2013 in News
A MAN who has been left wheelchair-bound following a crash more than ten years ago is set to take part in a fundraising skydive.
Alex Campbell, from Thorpe Road, Kirby Cross, will be taking part in a tandem skydive with his best friend Sean Campbell for his 30th birthday.
Mr Campbell, who was left in a wheelchair following a car crash on the A120 in 2002, will be raising money for the Essex Air Ambulance.
The father-of-two said hopes to raise £1,000 for air ambulance charity.
He added: “The air ambulance crew got to me really quickly following the accident and made me feel safe.
“They then got me to Colchester General Hospital in the quickest possible time.
“Three weeks later they then transferred me to the spinal unit at Stanmore Hospital in Middlesex.
“The air ambulance is charity funded and does so much good work that I wanted to do what I can to help.”
The fundraising event will take place in Peterborough on August 30.
To donate, go to www.justgiving.com/Alex-Campbell8.