Jamie’s charity challenge

JAMIE Ward is preparing himself for a big challenge when he takes to the sky to raise money for a charity which is close to his heart.

Twin Jamie (24) is a long-standing supporter of Magpas - the life-saving emergency medical charity which operates the Helimedix doctor/paramedic teams.

The charity has helped to save many lives locally and it relies on donations and generous fundraising from the public.

Jamie, who spent time as a Community First Responder with Magpas, is planning to take part in a tandem skydive on June 25 from the UK Parachute Centre at Sibson.

He is appealing for businesses to back him with sponsorship and for members of the public to come forward with donations.

Jamie, who lives at Upwell, saw the skydive challenge on the Magpas Facebook page. It will cost him £200 to do the jump and everything else he raises is for the charity.

Jamie, whose twin brother Daryl was also a Community First Responder, is hoping to raise at least £1,000.

He said: “I have never done a thing like this in my life before and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to do something I wouldn’t normally do. Then I told my mum. The whole family are big supporters of Magpas.”

Daryl and parents Trevor and Sally are planning to watch the charity leap, along with some of Jamie’s friends.

“My plea is to try to get as much support and sponsorship from businesses and the public to raise as much as I can for Magpas for Helimedix,” added Jamie, who is working for a private ambulance company transporting patients to hospital in Peterborough.

Anyone wanting to sponsor Jamie or make a donation should contact him on 01945-773088 or email him at: jamieward24@gmail.com