Alistair Pettey

Virtual Bucket Collection

My virtual collection from the Dolomites

I am hosting my London's Air Ambulance virtual bucket collection from my favourite mountain range - the Dolomites. Where would you choose to host a virtual collection from and why? 


Good memories from a few years ago..

Those that know me know that recently I joined the volunteer team of London’s Air Ambulance and am proud to have been able to support this valuable charity.

Since the pandemic was announced in March, I doubt there is anyone that hasn't been affected by it. The majority will have found coping in Lockdown a struggle in one way or another.

Be it worrying about job security or the health of their loved ones or what a post Covid  country/world will look like.

My own personal lockdown consisted of a job change and resulted in me getting back on my bike after a year off.

I hope that one good thing to come from this awful situation will be the number of people now embracing exercise as part of their daily life. I have noticed a massive increase in walkers, runners and cyclists on the roads.

Being a keen cyclist (a commuter and riding for Gemini BC for many years) is the reason I chose to support London’s Air Ambulance. I was witness to their incredible lifesaving work first hand at the scene of a cycle accident whilst commuting. 

The experience reinforced how necessary this service is to the capital and cyclists across London. Unfortunately with many new cyclists on the road there is likely be an increase in accidents and London’s Air Ambulance services will be relied on more than ever.

With the pandemic and lockdown causing the cancellation of physical events and collections (before lockdown I was signed up to three bucket collections taking place across London over the coming months) and knowing the impact that will have on the charities income, I have decided to take my fundraising online and have set up this virtual bucket collection with the aim of raising much needed funds to support the charities vital lifesaving work. 

Please support me and donate what you can.

With the average cost of a mission currently sitting at £2030 my target will help the team to continue attending emergencies and treating the most critically injured patients in London, giving them the very best chance of survival. 

When we return to some normality I plan to get back to riding in my favourite mountain range, The Dolomites, until then I’ll leave you with these photos.

Many thanks


Thank you to my Sponsors





A ‘virtual bucket collection’ - the height of laziness!


Neil Pearson

A fantastic life saving service


James Simpson

G’luck geez




Tony Maynard


Richard Mckerrow

Well done mate...


David West

Well done mate , did you really take the bucket to the Dolomites?


Darryl Lazarus

Good work mate,as always .


Luke Holland

Lazy Lardy - should have at least tried to do something!


Simon Oliver

Can’t believe I’m sponsoring you for doing not a lot!



Good cause but lazy of you, could at least run a marathon or something


Ian Pettey

From your superb GOGLE support driver.


Dougal Corden

Bravo Lardy


Jamie Davy

Excellent cause mate


Jack Shilling

Great stuff. Keep up the good work mate.


Alex Pereira-inacio


Karim Kanji

Great cause Lardy


Stephen Bowring


Andrew Brown

At least do a press up or something


Edd Lees

Get back on that bike Lardy!!


Sach Vohra

Good stuff Lardy. The pics of the Dolomites brought good memories ...


Beau Britton


Ray Sherrott

A Great Cause


Luke Longhurst


Sam Holloway

Great charity.. well done lardy for going above and beyond as always. Sam,kirstie and Barry (dad) x



Good luck mate


Neal Lovell


Steven Brodie

Well done



Thanks Everyone...