Essex and Herts Air Ambulance became the recipient of £60,000 in donations, raised through a half marathon. The half marathon took place in Colchester in March and nearly 3,000 people participated to do their part for the air ambulance service. The organizers of the half marathon have proclaimed this year’s marathon as the most successful one they’ve had.
Funds to Support 22 Missions for Essex and Herts
The funds raised through the Girffin Chapman Colchester Half Marathon will help the air ambulance charity in carrying out their missions across Essex and Hertfordshire as well as their surrounding areas. It is estimated that the amount is sufficient to fund at least 22 missions in the region. The Colchester Colne Round Table hosted this year’s event, which took place on March 12.
The event received massive support from residents of the areas serviced and almost 3,000 people took to the streets to show their support. The charity’s mascot Pilot Pete stood near the finish line, welcoming and cheering each and every runner who successfully crossed it.
Air Ambulance Service Expresses their Gratitude
Essex and Herts Air Ambulance’s fundraising manager, Sabi Stafford has expressed the charity’s appreciation towards everyone who participated in the event. The air ambulance service also had their own team of runners, which included staff and air crew as well as former patients of the charity and their families.
Stafford also stated how working with the Colchester Colne Round Table was such a pleasure. The charity also stated that there aren’t enough ways they could thank the round table for choosing Essex and Herts as their nominated charity. With the £60,000 raised through the half marathon, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance will be able to save more lives and transport patients living in the Essex and Hertfordshire regions.