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Children's Air Ambulance
THE CHILDREN’S AIR AMBULANCE, the lifesaving transfer service for critically ill babies and children, has published its calendar of events for 2021, starting with its Superheroes Challenge Day on 28 April when volunteers are being asked to use their superpowers to help raise £35,000.
The Children’s Air Ambulance is also delighted to be an official Charity Partner of the Asda Foundation Yorkshire Marathon Festival 2021 and is inviting anyone wanting to smash their personal best – or simply cross the finish line! – to join its Team Mission. Places are just £40 if competitors register directly with the charity – a saving of £18.
Says Sharon Evans, Community Fundraising Officer for Yorkshire: “We would love our team members to try and raise a minimum of £350 each in sponsorship which will help to keep us flying and allow us to continue with our lifesaving service.”
Other events scheduled for 2021 include the Yorkshire Skydive on 15 July 2021 and the Doncaster 10K on 29 November 2021.
The charity is also aiming to get people fired up for its Yorkshire Fire Walk on 18 November – the act of walking barefoot over a bed of hot embers or stones. Comments Sharon: “We’re hoping interest in this event will spread like wildfire! I’m told the trick is mind over matter.”
In 2020 the Children’s Air Ambulance has completed a total of 583 missions flying critically ill babies and children from one hospital to another for specialist care. Travelling four times faster than a land ambulance, the service minimises travel times and risk.
For details of all these events see www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk
For more information, please contact:
Tel: 03003 045 999