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26 August 2016

East Anglian Air Ambulance to lead teams out on Saturday

Saturday's Community Champions are Rob Riches and Neil Berry, who are representing the East Anglian Air Ambulance. They will lead the teams out of the tunnel, carrying the matchball.

Rob lives in Ipswich and has been a paramedic in the EAAA for 10 years, and a critical-care paramedic for two years. 

As well as working full-time for EAAA, Rob volunteers for the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS). He has also been a Town fan since he was five. 

Neil is a consultant anaesthetist at Ipswich Hospita and has also worked at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. 
He has watched Town since he was 15 and met his wife in a hospitality suite when Blues played Portsmouth at Portman Road. 

The East Anglian Air Ambulance are a charity which operates throughout the region and is completely funded by local people. The charity offers a phenomenal life-saving service, which ensures a doctor and critical-care paramedic is taken to every scene, and that the patient is flown to a hospital which is most appropriate to their needs, meaning lifesaving treatment can begin as quickly as possible. 

If you would like more information about the East Anglian Air Ambulance or would like to donate, please visit

If you know someone who deserves to be our Community Champion for doing something special - it maybe a youngster who gave their pocket money to charity or someone who has been helping with the sick, or an act of bravery - then email your nomination to 

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