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Oct 12

Ten year old schoolboy Willem Jefferson has doubled his target and raised more than £2,000 in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

At the start of 2012, he decided to set himself the target of raising £1000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance as he loves the work they do and aspires to be pilot or paramedic for the charity.

A pupil at Pickhill School in North Yorkshire, he completed the 25-mile Yorkshire Three Peaks sponsored walk in ten hours, 40 minutes, in September this year.

He also held a coffee morning in May, and a big breakfast in June at his home in Holme-on-Swale, near Ripon, to raise funds, and is holding his final coffee morning this weekend.

Willem said: “I’ll definitely do the Three Peaks again, hopefully in under nine hours, and I’ll raise even more money for the Air Ambulance. It is saving lives every day and I love the helicopters.” He doesn't live very far from where one of the helicopters is based in Topcliffe and often sits for hours with his binoculars watching the helicopters take off and land.

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