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Jack Reynolds’ Rollercoaster World Record

Daredevil Jack Reynolds broke the world record for the oldest person to ride on a rollercoaster – and raised funds for our charity at the same time.

The adventurous 105-year-old from Chesterfield got himself in the record books on Thursday in aid of Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance.

His record breaking feat which was broadcast live on on ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Thursday morning made national headlines and for a while he was trending on Twitter.

Jack was presented with his Guinness World Record certificate after his first rollercoaster ride in 80 years which took place on his birthday at North Yorkshire’s Flamingo Land theme park.

You can still donate here to his Just Giving page by clicking here. He’s already exceeded his target by more than 200%.

Jack said he was “amazed” by the experience” and added: “All proceeds will go to helping fund our local air ambulance as they do such a great job and require as much money to run as possible.”

As well as raising money Jack’s daredevil feat helped raise the profile of the our charity by getting us a mention by national news titles including The Mirror, The Sun, The Daily Telegraph and The Huffington Post.

Jack was presented with his Guinness World Record certificate after his first roller coaster ride in 80 years which took place on his birthday on Thursday at North Yorkshire’s Flamingo Land theme park.

If you’re inspired by Jack’s incredible efforts you could sign up for one of our fundraising challenges yourself – click here for details.

The Air Ambulance Service does not receive any government funding. Our lifesaving missions are fuelled by your donations.

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