Alec Lodge, who ran the Virgin London Marathon, has shown his support for the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust. He took the opportunity to raise funds for the air ambulance service and hopes to do it again for the 2017 London Marathon. He urges his fellow marathon runners to do the same and put in their efforts to raise funds for air ambulance charities.
Reason Behind his Support
Lodge participated in the Virgin London Marathon this year and raised thousands to support the air ambulance charity. The marathon runner spoke up about his decision to support the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust and talked about how the service was responsible for saving the life of his uncle. Back in 2015, Lodge’s uncle was trampled by cows and was in need of immediate medical care.
EHAAT arrived promptly and treated him on scene. Due to the severity of his injuries, he couldn’t be transported immediately so the crew decided to provide him with emergency care. He was then transported to Addenbrookes after several hours. During the 2016 Marathon, which took place in April this year, Lodge was able to raise more than £1,600 for the air ambulance service.
About the EHAAT Air Ambulance Service
The Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust is an air ambulance charity and operates solely on donations from the public. The charity’s fundraising and events administrator, Angela Byrne expressed how thrilled they were to have people supporting them at a prestigious event like the Virgin London Marathon. She also encouraged marathon runners participating in the 2017 London Marathon to raise funds during the event.
Alec Lodge was one of the 16 people from Essex and Hertfordshire who participated in the 2016 London Marathon. He has now urged his fellow participants to help support the air ambulance charity in next year’s event.