Skydive to support lifesaving charity

Oscar Scotney, left, and George Bellars
Oscar Scotney, left, and George Bellars

A teenager will jump out of a plane and perform a skydive to raise money for the air ambulance which saved his life.

Bourne Academy pupil George Bellars and his friend Oscar Scotney will take the leap in aid of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

George was airlifted to hospital as a child after a car crash which left him and his mum Jo upside down in a dyke filled with water.

Jo gave her son CPR before he was flown from the accident site in Spalding to hospital in Boston. Doctors said if he had travelled by road he wouldn’t have survived.

George, 16, said: “I was only eight at the time so I didn’t really ask much about it then, but in the last couple of years I have realised the air ambulance saved my life so I need to give something back to them.

“I’ve already done a sponsored walk but my ideas are getting wilder so I’ve now decided to do a skydive.”

The stunt, will take place on September 28 at Sibson Airfield, will be a challenge for both boys but particularly George who does not even like rollercosters.

He said: “I’m excited about it at the minute but I think I’ll be nervous when the day comes and I’m going up in the plane.”

Oscar, 16, was keen to support his friend and take on the challenge with him.

He said: “George was given only seconds to live but fortunately the air ambulance was able to get him to hospital very quickly which saved his life. If it wasn’t for the air ambulance he would probably be dead.”

The boys hope to raise £1,500 for the emergency service with the jump. To sponsor them call George on 07432 717911 or Oscar on 07432717911.

George has already raised £1,000 by doing a sponsored walk from his home in Spalding to Rutland Water.