Paramedics in second bid for world record

By Amy Westby | 11/10/2012 0 comments

Paramedics in second bid for world record

A GROUP of paramedics will have another shot at breaking the Guinness World Record tomorrow for the longest five-a-side football match.

The team from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance attempted to break the record in June but were forced to abandon after 30 hours due to “horrific” weather — 14 hours shy of their target.

They have decided to attempt the record again indoors at Wickersley Sports College at 5.30pm tomorrow aiming to finish at 3pm on Sunday.

The paramedics are looking to raise £7,200, the cost of a day’s flying for the YAA charity.

Pete Vallance, YAA aircrew, said: “We were absolutely devastated when we had to abandon the first record attempt. 

“The good old British weather let us down spectacularly, non-stop rain from the minute we kicked off made it impossible for us to complete the attempt.

“Our aim is still the same — to raise as much money as we can for the YAA. We see day-to-day the impact that the YAA has on the people of Yorkshire and we know how vital it is to raise funds to keep both of the helicopters in the air.”

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