Teenager George Bellars is reaching for the sky to help the air ambulance heroes who saved his life.
George almost drowned after his mum’s a car plunged into a drain when he was eight years old and has so far raised more than £2,600 for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.
Last year George (15) walked 25 miles from Rutland Water to his home in Meadowgate Lane, Spalding, but his feet won’t be on the floor for long in his latest venture, a tandem sky dive at Sibson Airfield.
George will do the jump on September 29 – after turning 16 on August 7.
He said: “I am trying to do a fundraising event every year. I have always wanted to do a sky dive so I thought I might as well help a charity while I am having fun.”
The Bourne Academy School pupil says he’s more nervous about opening his GSCE results than jumping out of a plane.
He aims to start his A-levels in September at the academy, where his elder brother Harry (17) is also studying.
George says his mum Jo and dad Nigel are “a bit nervous” about his sky dive, but he’s “quite excited” by the prospect.