Royal Docks paramedic faces fear at 10,000ft to fund London’s Air Ambulance

Ayoola Ariyibi, Andrew Mills, Laura Andrews and David Platts on the helipad at the Royal London Hosp

Ayoola Ariyibi, Andrew Mills, Laura Andrews and David Platts on the helipad at the Royal London Hospital. - Credit: Archant

A fearless paramedic will be joining friends to jump out of a plane at 10,000ft to raise money for London’s Air Ambulance.

Ayoola Ariyibi, 25, from Royal Victoria Docks, has been based at the Newham ambulance station for three years and he will join four of his colleagues to take part in the sky dive next Saturday.

Ayoola said: “I’m looking forward to it but also feeling quite apprehensive too.

“It’s a really worthwhile cause so hopefully that will give me the push I need to jump out of the plane.”

He added: “We work closely with air ambulance medics so it was an obvious choice as they rely completely on donations.


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“When I get sent to serious call outs, the experience and skills of the air ambulance teams is always a massive help and really makes a difference to patients.”

So far, Ayoola has raised £210 to help the charity, based at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, that runs London’s only helicopter medical service.

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