Jordan urges people to back lifesavers’ fun day

Jordan Sinclair, 19, who was treated by the air ambulance and is taking part in the Rushden It's A Knockout competition
Jordan Sinclair, 19, who was treated by the air ambulance and is taking part in the Rushden It's A Knockout competition
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A teenager who received treatment from the county’s air ambulance service is urging people to take part in a fundraising It’s A Knockout competition for the lifesaving service.

Rushden and Higham Rotary Club will host a community fun day with a big It’s A Knockout contest on Sunday, May 27, at Rushden and Higham Rugby Club, Bedford Road, Rushden.

One of the teams entering the It’s A Knockout is being led by 19-year-old Jordan Sinclair.

The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance flew to Jordan’s aid when she was crushed by a horse while mounting in a car park at a horse show in Warwickshire in March 2011.

An air ambulance doctor went with her in a land ambulance and played a vital role in her pre-hospital care.

Jordan, of Hinckley, Leicestershire, said: “I try and get involved in whatever I can to raise money for the air ambulance.

“The It’s A Knockout competition will be a fun way of raising money for a really good cause.”

Teams of up to 10 people can enter It’s A Knockout at a cost of £350 per team of up to 10 to cover costs.

Judy Webb, from Rushden and Higham Rotary Club, said: “It’s the first time we have done this and hopefully if it’s successful we want to make it an annual thing.

“We employ a company to run it for us and we are getting together teams of up to 10 who then pay, which covers the cost, and get sponsorship, which is split between the air ambulance, the Cynthia Spencer Hospice in Northampton and our Rotary charities.

“What they will do is they have a lot of fun racing over big inflatable objects, they get wet and generally make a fool of themselves.

“We are up to 12 teams now. We had a minimum of 11 that we needed to make it viable so any more is the icing on the cake. It would be great to have more teams.”

RUSHDEN HIGHAM ROTARY CLUB