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Emdad takes leap of faith

24Emdad Rahman has completed an abseil off the roof of the Royal London Hospital to raise money for London’s Air Ambulance and a planned second helicopter for London’s capital.

Emdad joined an array of abseilers including celebrity Larry Lamb to take the plunge off the helipad situated on the roof of the East end based hospital.

Emdad said: “I grew up in the shadow of the Royal London Hospital and the whirring helicopter has been and still is a vital everyday feature of my life and the lives of many Londoners.

“It’s a smashing charity. The helicopter is based on top of the Royal London Hospital and this building itself holds poignant memories for me. My brothers and sisters were born there, and also my nephews, nieces and my three sons.”

London’s Air Ambulance delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London, serving the 10 million people who live, work and commute within the M25.

A second chopper is essential and the total cost of acquiring and sustaining a second helicopter, and extending daylight flying hours over five years is £6 million.

The charity hopes to be in a position to have a second helicopter operational by the end of this summer.

To sponsor Emdad visit – http://londonsairambulance.co.uk/events/londons-air-ambulance-annual-abseil/fundraisers/numero7