Paramedics in charity five-a-side world record bid

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PARAMEDICS hope to have a ball when they try to break a world record by playing five-a-side football for 44 hours to raise cash for charity.

Seven paramedics from Yorkshire Air Ambulance will be joined by nine colleagues from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to break the record for the longest five-a-side football marathon ever played - the current record is 40 hours.

Medics are hoping to raise £7,200 - the cost of one day’s flying for the air ambulance.

Crew member Pete Vallance said: “We see day-to-day the impact the air ambulance has on the people of Yorkshire and we know how vital the role of the charity team and the public is in helping to raise the money needed to keep both helicopters in the air.” The attempt is from June 7 to 9 at Goals Soccer Centre, Norfolk Park Road, Sheffield.

Visit www.justgiving.com/Fiveasidefootballworldrecordattempt or call 01422 237900.