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Nene Valley Gliding Club Paramedics Flying Day
Wednesday 8th September 2021
The Nene Valley
Gliding Club, which is based at Upwood Airfield, near Ramsey,
held a very special ‘Flying Day’ for the East of England
Ambulance Service Paramedics on Wednesday, 8th September.
objectives were three-fold:
First of all, to say a profound
‘thank you’ to our wonderful Paramedics who have worked so
tirelessly, not only during the current pandemic, but at all
other times and to give them the experience of enjoying the
beautiful silent flight that only a glider can provide.
Secondly to raise funds for the Addenbrookes’ Hospital Oncology
The third reason was to remember our late friend and
fellow glider pilot Roland ‘Roly’ Taylor. Roly was a valued
member for several years and his enthusiasm was matched by his
generosity and commitment. Sadly, he was lost to cancer in 2017
despite the fantastic care which he received from the Oncology
Unit at Addenbrookes Hospital.
Roly’s daughter, Claire, is a
Senior Medical Technician with the East of England Ambulance
Service NHS Trust and
it seemed a good idea to combine a gliding day for Claire and
her colleagues with a charity collection in the memory of Roly.
On the 8th September 2021, 25 Paramedics came and flew in our 2-seat
gliders with qualified instructors. There were two groups, one
in the morning and the other in the afternoon. It certainly
seemed as though they all enjoyed the experience and several
took a second flight. In fact, it seems likely that one or two
now wish to become glider pilots themselves and they will be
most welcome to become members of our club.
buffet lunch was provided by the club.
In total the sum of
over £1000 was raised, which Claire Taylor will pass onto the
Addenbrookes Oncology Unit. The members of Nene Valley Gliding
Club are delighted to have been able to run this event.
please contact Peter Valentine on 01487
or by email:
The photographs below and text are all the copyright
of Peter Valentine and has given his kind pmay be reproduced
freely and without restriction.
Group’ with the Nene Valley Instructor Team
Group with their Instructors
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The Nene Valley Gliding Club Ltd is registered in England with registration number 5193277
and its Registered Office is Marshal's Paddock, Ramsey Road, Upwood,
Cambs, PE26 2PH