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Radius take to the Sky for Air Ambulance NI!

05 Apr 2022

Since announcing their partnership with Air Ambulance NI (AANI) at the start of this year, Radius has aimed high to raise much needed funds for their Corporate Charity with an abseil of 100 feet.

Whether you’ve tried abseiling before or are a complete beginner, it is a perfect opportunity to reach new heights and face your fears. That’s exactly what Radius staff members, Derek Dixon, Paul Wightman, John Cairnduff, and Irena Seidlova did, as they took to the sky on Sunday 13th March to abseil from Belfast Castle. Hosted by Bryson Lagansports, the event featured participants from companies including PRM Group Ltd and the Harley Davidson Club, all in support of AANI.

With weather warnings in place, it was a wet and windy morning up at Cavehill. The normal scenic views across Belfast were hidden in the cold air when theRadius’ four novices were pushed to their limits to soar the sky for a worthy cause. With some encouragement, the team successfully abseiled the 100ft drop down to the Castle gardens and together raising over a whopping, £2.3K for Air Ambulance NI.

“When I was presented with the opportunity to participate, I jumped at the chance. Air Ambulance NI is a charity special to my heart as my cousin was involved in an accident where the critical services of the charity saved his life. The experience of completing the abseil was one that I will never forget. Trying to navigate the nooks and groves of the castle was more difficult than I imagined, and the strong winds made it harder, but I made it! It was one of the most exhilarating experiences I’ve ever had and would jump at the chance to do it again… maybe higher next time!”

Derek Dixon

Scheme Coordinator at Radius Housing

“An amazing experience, it was brilliant! I needed a lot of support from the staff and other volunteers, but I done it! Thank you so much to Radius and Air Ambulance for giving me the chance to take part in this”.

Irena Seidlova

Scheme Coordinator at Radius Housing

Well done to the ‘Radius Abseilers’ who are now safely back on solid ground with their completion certificates.

If you would like to donate to AANI and help them to continue saving lives, limbs and brains, click here.


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