Air Ambulance fun run
29th January 2019
A team from EMPLAS will be put through their paces in a 5K ‘inflatable’ charity fun run to raise funds for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance – and Sales and Marketing Director John Leary says he has even signed up for the 10K version.
With a fundraising target of £1,500, the event combines a traditional 5K fun run with ‘15 of the world’s most demanding inflatable obstacles’.
John said: “With 19 of us taking part, we’ve set a fundraising target of £1,500 but we hope to go beyond this and raise much more for a charity which is there to support each and every one of us when we need it the most.
“5K doesn’t sound a lot but I’ve been told that when you’re scrabbling up and down inflatable obstacles it’s a very different experience! I have also been stupid enough to sign myself up for the 10K option!
The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance is part of the Air Ambulance Service, which receives no government funding, and attends 1,000 missions a year, with each mission costing approximately £1,700. To stay operational the charity needs to raise around £1.7m a year