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Family challenge raises Air Ambulance funds in memory of Andy

9th April 2021 would have been Andy’s 50th birthday.

Following a cardiac arrest in 2017, the North West Air Ambulance Charity transported Andy to Wythenshawe hospital, where he had previously had a heart transplant, for specialist care. This played a huge part in saving his life.

One of Andy’s greatest passions in life was cycling and he also loved walking.

To remember Andy, his family took on an incredible 50k challenge, raising over £3300!

His son, Joseph and nephew, Lucas, both age 12 cycled an impressive 50k! Andy’s niece, Ellie (14) and her friends Carla, Keira and Laura also challenged themselves to walk a marathon in a day, his sister Karen and brother-in-law Chris cycled 50 miles and parents cycled 10K an incredible achievement for everyone, made all the more incredible as Karen and Andy’s mum has been receiving treatment for cancer.

Jennifer Barry, Regional Fundraiser at the North West Air Ambulance Charity, said “Thank you so much to Karen and the family for raising money for us. It’s so wonderful to have such inspirational supporters doing a variety of challenges to raise money in memory of a loved one.”

Whether you’re remembering a loved one or fundraising for fun, we rely on your generous donations to keep us flying to save lives. Thank you so much to Andy’s family for their incredible efforts!

Ellie, Carla, Kiera and Laura Joseph and Lucas

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