Two weeks ago today, while drunk, I agreed to do something stupid for charity. I often do stupid things while drunk, as is the human condition, but when I woke up I rolled with it. If I’m honest, despite the effort I’ve put into publicising it, I’ve mentally down played it to myself as the latest random thing I’ve got myself roped into.
Fast forward to today and £2060 has been raised with a week left in the campaign, I consider this no act on my part but a sign of the immense generosity of my friends. I’m not a fan of using profanity on my blog, I can’t explain how amazing this is.
In the passed few days I’ve heard stories from someone who works in my local hospital regarding those brought in by the Air Ambulance, people presumed dead on arrival, who due to the rapid response of TVACAA are alive today. I’ve also discovered I’d have never met a good friend of mine if not for the services of an air ambulance abroad.
I’m man enough to admit I cry when I watch soppy films, my favourite film is the romantic comedy LA Story followed by BTTF rather than the other way around and I once mounted an attempt to rescue a duckling from a swollen river as I couldn’t bare the thought of it struggling. Right now I’m numb to the whole campaign out of self defence, not because of the waxing I’ll endure a week tomorrow but because of those the charity I’m supporting work to help and it’s all pretty damn awesome, using the word literally.
I’ve been in first aid situations before and I barely held it together, I can’t imagine what the paramedics of the air ambulance endure but I’m glad they do. They have my thanks, my respect and hopefully your donations. If you can, please donate and if you can’t please spread the word.