Adam White, a 36-year-old ex-military has raised thousands of pounds to donate to the air ambulance responsible for saving his friend’s life. The funds for the medical flight service were raised through a coast-to-coast run spanning across 300 miles. Adam began his run from St. David’s in Wales and finished in Skegness within a span of two weeks.
Funds for Medical Flight Service that Saved Friend’s Life
Adam decided to raise the funds for the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, which saved his friend Jamie Broom’s life. 35-year-old Jamie was knocked unconscious when he fell down some stairs in 2016. The air ambulance airlifted him to a hospital, where an emergency surgery had to be performed to remove blood clot in his brain.
The two friends met in 1999 while serving in the British Army. Adam stated that the air ambulance played a crucial role in saving his friend’s life. So he wanted to do something to show his support for the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance. That’s when the Long Eaton resident decided to go on the 300-mile run to collect donations.
Adam’s Run a Success
The ex-serviceman’s decision to go on the 300-mile run helped him gain focus while he’s fighting his battle against PTSD. In addition to raising funds for the medical flight service that saved his friend’s life, the run was intended to inspire people to gain physical and mental health through exercise. Adam successfully raised more than £3,600 through his Just Giving page.
Along with donations through his Just Giving page, Adam has received around £1,400 through separate donations. So in total, he has raised about £5,000 to help the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance with their air ambulance operations. The air ambulance charity’s community fundraiser, Karen Carter has expressed her gratitude towards Adam.