Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance are celebrating their Silver Jubilee during 2015 and are hoping that you will choose to Run Reigate and raise money to help them continue to save lives into the next quarter century and beyond.
An independent charitable healthcare provider working with the Ambulance Service (not part of the NHS), they are funded almost entirely by voluntary donations.
The service has grown from one helicopter serving Kent only, to two aircraft serving those in need of emergency medical help across Surrey and East & West Sussex, as well as Kent, 24 hours a day.
The team consists of at least one pilot and a minimum of one Specialist Doctor and one Critical Care Paramedic. Once they are at the scene, they provide all the expertise and equipment that you would normally find in an A&E department. Such rapid assessment and treatment is vital in the cases that the crew attends, and goes a long way to enabling positive outcomes in the most traumatic of incidents.
The charity are offering free places to those who can pledge to raise sponsorship of £50 (for the 10K) or £140 (half marathon). Or, if you have your own place, you can still help the Air Ambulance by raising as much as you are able.
All those choosing to raise funds for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance through Run Reigate, will receive a charity running vest, promotional materials and a limited edition 25th Anniversary pin badge.