Extreme Bexleyheath family fun day raises £3,000 for the air ambulance

10:19am Tuesday 30th April 2013

By Tim MacFarlan

FAMILIES from Bexley found an extreme way to raise money for charity on Sunday (April 28).

Children and adults helped raise more than £3,000 for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance by taking part in an inflatable laser tag, a bungee run and a gladiator joust.

Around 500 people turned out at Bexleyheath Academy for the family fun day which also included a mobile climbing wall, a bouncy castle and a human table football tournament.

The event was run by activity hire specialists Xtreme Vortex and there was also more traditional fun day fare including a coconut shy, a tombola, a raffle and refreshments.

Company co-owner Andy Green said: "The laser tag was really popular with the older children and even the adults. 

"We had a few parents on the climbing wall though sometimes they were a little bit  more cautious with the heights compared to the kids. 

"Every time the air ambulance is called out it costs £2,500 so at least we have managed to pay for one call out which is what we wanted to achieve."

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