London Ambulance crew set out to cycle to Paris for charity

ISSUE 7                                                                   BY SHAAN JASSAL

Crew members of the London Ambulance Service (LAS) are due to cycle 170 miles to the Eiffel Tower in Paris to raise money for charity.

A total of 30 staff members will set off from the LAS headquarters in Waterloo on Thursday with proceeds going to Haven House Children's Hospice in Woodford Green which cares for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.

When I read about this amazing event, I was struck by a question: what can we do, as locals, to help for inspiring causes such as charity, and to make the community we live in a better place?

Well, there are many volunteering opportunities, such as charities, local foodbanks and much more. Not only do these help other peopl, but this work is also good for students' CVs and hepling them stand out from other people.

You can also volunteer at local care homes; not only does this help the elderly, but it also shows to interviewers that you are a kind and caring person- qualities that are especially looked for in medicine careers.

This story of people who already help the community going out of their way to help others who are less infortunate truly inspires me and warms my heart, and has made me realise that their are so many opportunities available for us to have the same impact.

Hopefully it has done the same to you.

by Shaan Jassal, William Perkin CofE High School