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Fearless fundraisers conquer the O2 to raise £20,000 for London Ambulance Charity.

Supporters of the London Ambulance Charity conquered the O2 dome and also smashed their fundraising target by an impressive £8,000 to raise £20,000. Braving inhospitable weather of wind and rain, 80 people climbed up the iconic London landmark to support the dedicated charity which raises money to support the patients, staff and services of London Ambulance Service.

Among those who completed the 52m climb, was Shonagh Massrahim-D’Sylva and her two children Kiki, 10 and Aaliyah, 13. Shonagh wanted to raise money to give back to the London Ambulance Service when paramedics saved Kiki’s life after a severe allergic reaction.

Image shows Shonagh and her two children Kiki and Aaliyah at the top of the O2 dome with the sun shining.

Shonagh said “The London Ambulance Service played such a huge role in keeping Kiki calm, safe and most importantly alive in those very scary moments of uncertainty.

“So the girls and I have always been very thankful and passionate about the wonderful work our paramedics do; and this was a little way of us saying thank you.”

The entire family had a great day with both Kiki and Aaliyah enjoying the view from the top.  Kiki said “Making it to the top was fun because the view is so amazing.” Shonagh was delighted to be able share the experience with her family, kept whole by the work of London Ambulance Service paramedics. “My favourite part of the day was being able to share the entire experience with my daughters and seeing how happy it made them.”

The herculean amount raised by our brave and adventurous climbers will advance the services provided by London Ambulance Service through programmes such as supporting staff and volunteer’s physical and mental wellbeing and to help staff deliver front line patient care more effectively.

Last year, London Ambulance Charity funded the Service’s roll out of a ground-breaking campaign that aims to train tens of thousands of secondary school children in the capital to learn life-saving skills. The funds raised by the Charity really helps the community the London Ambulance Service serves.

For more information about supporting London Ambulance Charity, head to and get in touch to sign up for the next event!

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