Man raises £40,000 for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air AmbulanceÂ

A MAN who was rescued by a helicopter crew has raised thousands of pounds to say thank you.

Friday, 21st September 2018, 4:45 pm
Updated Friday, 21st September 2018, 5:48 pm

Tim Daniels has raised more than £20,000 for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance after they treated him following a cycling collision in 2013.

The service's critical care team was called to Owslebury, near Winchester, after Tim, who had been on a bike ride, hit a telegraph pole.

As a way of saying thank you, he and his friend Rob Sanderson took on the challenge of cycling 700 miles from Caen to Cannes in eight days.

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Tim said: '˜The challenge was an important milestone for both Robbie and me. It was the hardest challenge of my life, but also one of the best experiences.

'˜We had plenty of highs, lows and emotional moments, culminating at the finish in Cannes where my wife and family were waiting.'

Together, they raised more than £40,000 which was split between the air ambulance and MND.

Air ambulance chief executive Alex Lochrane said: '˜The effort that Tim and Rob have put into raising funds for us and MND is phenomenal. 

'˜Not only will the money raised make a huge difference to our charity, but the awareness they have generated is priceless.'