He has a very special reason for doing so. The aim is to raise £2,500 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust to pay them back for a much-needed taxi ride that Craig’s son Lucas took in January this year.
On the team’s JustGiving page Craig says:
“On Monday 19 January 2015, my wife took Lucas (16 months old at the time) shopping to our local supermarket. Halfway through lunch in the cafe Lucas had a severe allergic reaction. Thanks to Wiltshire Air Ambulance (“WAA”), Lucas made it to Bristol Children’s Hospital and received the urgent care he required.
Lucas’ ride in WAA’s helicopter cost the charity £2,500. WAA receives no government or lottery funding. It is funded 100% by donations and fundraising initiatives. The aim of our challenge is therefore simple – to raise enough money to pay WAA back for what they did for Lucas (and then some if possible).”
We wish you and the rest of the team well, Craig and hope your son has fully recovered now.