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Tandem Skydive Raises Donations for WAA

A Pembrokeshire teenager freefell 12,000 to raise donations for a welsh charity close to his heart.

Callum Griffiths-Dawes took on a tandem skydive at Swansea airport in aid of Wales Air Ambulance, a charity which means a lot to him.

The 17-year-old decided to take on the challenge in aid of WAA, as the charity had flown to his grandfather after a road traffic accident in 2002.

Wales Air Ambulance was called to the scene of the incident, but were stood down as sadly Callum’s grandfather passed away from his injuries.

On May 6, the Neyland teenage jumped from a plane over the Gower to raise donations for the charity, collecting sponsorship from friends and family.

The Wales Air Ambulance charity relies on donations to fund its services, needing to raise £6.5 million every year to fund its services.

Mark Stevens, Wales Air Ambulance Fundraising Manager, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Callum for his support.

“Each of our missions cost around £1,500, so his donations will help to fund our missions across Wales.

“We are incredibly touched that he would fundraise for us, and take on such a challenge in aid of us.

“We rely on support to fund our services, so Callum’s skydiving challenge will help to keep our helicopters flying across Wales.”

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  1. carol and roy dawes08 May 2017 18:42:25

    very proud of our grandson for helping such a good cause thanks for making his dream come true

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