Fitness fanatics make pledges in Midlands Air Ambulance charity challenge

Fitness fanatics make pledges in Midlands Air Ambulance charity challenge

Kerry Hemus, crucial care paramedic for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is among the crew captains offering hints and suggestions for contributors

The digital Airbase Challenge was began in 2021 as a part of the charity’s thirtieth anniversary celebrations, with greater than 400 folks participating.

Now, with a deadline of May 1, there are simply days left to join the occasion and attempt to beat final yr’s fundraising complete of greater than £65,000.

Last yr the funds raised helped to make 67 of the lifesaving service’s each day missions doable.

This yr contributors can cowl 4 distance choices from 27 to 121 miles, which represents the space between the charity’s three airbases at Tatenhill Airfield in Staffordshire, RAF Cosford in Shropshire and Strensham Services on the M5 in Worcestershire.

Supporters can run, jog, stroll, swim or cycle and even pogo and participate as a person or in a gaggle. Once they begin, they’ve 30 days to finish the exercise.

Emma Wood, head of fundraising and advertising for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, mentioned: “Entrants have already pledged a formidable 4,113 miles, the equal of strolling between the UK and the Caribbean!

“This is a outstanding determine and an unbelievable distance to cowl and we wish to encourage much more people who find themselves excited about getting match or doing one thing energetic to help our lifesaving trigger to think about signing as much as our Airbase Challenge.

“We have an bold goal to lift the £10 million we’d like this yr to take care of our very important work throughout the six Midlands counties we serve.

“The Airbase Challenge is an effective way for anybody trying to enhance their health whereas elevating funds so we will proceed to function our lifesaving pre-hospital emergency service.”

Four members of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s aircrew are additionally participating within the problem as crew captains to maintain folks motivated and supply help.

It prices simply £5 for people to enter or £10 for a gaggle of as much as 4 folks. Individuals who increase £75 in sponsorship, or £100 as a crew, will obtain a commemorative medal.

The Airbase Challenge ends on Tuesday May 31 with the ultimate day for signing up being May 1.

To register for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Airbase Challenge, go to or comply with the organisation on social media.

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