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By Louise Glen

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The Jerusalema Challenge was taken up by more than 30 Ambulance Service staff from around the region.
The Jerusalema Challenge was taken up by more than 30 Ambulance Service staff from around the region.

Ambulance staff from across the north division have released a dance video to raise cash for MFR Cash for Kids.

More than 30 ambulance crew, paramedics and administration staff have released a video, after working away in the background to learn a dance to the tune Jerusalema by Master KG.

Paramedic Scott Ironside said he was very pleased with the results of the team's voluntary efforts.

The video has now had more than 10,500 views.

Mr Ironside said: "I saw lots of people from all over the world doing the dance challenge to Jerusalema, even nuns and the Irish Police were doing it, so I thought 'why not?'.

"It has been a long year and I knew people wanted to do something fun. We started a WhatsApp group and sent out the steps to people so they could learn them. We were then very kindly offered a bard to practice in. Everything we did was socially distanced and safe.

"On Saturday March 27 we put it all together and we had a very kind volunteer who made a video of it for us, even using a drone to capture all the dancers. We did the dance in different locations, including in Alness, in Inverness and at North Kessock. It was really wonderful to see it all coming together.

"We thought that we would set up a justgiving page to raise money and we have been absolutely blown away by the response. We have already raised more than £2000 for Cash for Kids."

The group has raised more than £3400 on its fundraising page.

He added: "We all work for the Ambulance Service and the support we are getting is outstanding. I would like to thank everyone for supporting us.

"It was just absolutely fabulous getting together with everyone for the dance. It was a great feeling to all be dancing together. Thank you to everyone for making it happen."

To donate, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/scott-ironside


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