Devon Air Ambulance are extremely proud to have six supporters participating in this years London Marathon on Sunday 24th April, raising vital funds to keep Devon’s two air ambulances flying.
The London Marathon, now in its 35th year, is a major event in the sporting calendar and one of the most prolific fundraising events in the world, with more than three quarters of participants now fundraising to support their chosen charity.
The six participants supporting Devon Air Ambulance are from not only the county but from further afield as well. This support from all over the country demonstrates the importance of the service and that they really are here for all; whether you’re a resident, holiday maker or visiting on business.
Devon Air Ambulance would like to wish the best of luck to Bob Carter of North Devon, Jenny Hopper of Mid Devon, Tracy Judge and Michell Bee both of East Devon, Tim Hartley of South Devon and Raoul Grantham of Essex whose brother was attended by the Devon Air Ambulance.
The London Marathon saw a record 37,675 runners complete the event in 2015 and for 2016 approximately 38,000 runners are expected to participate in the 26 mile route through the city.
In 2007 the London Marathon first entered the record books as the largest single annual fundraising event in the world, with over £46.4 million raised for charities by the runners. That record has been broken every year since and Devon Air Ambulance are proud to have contestants participating in support of them this year.
Devon Air Ambulance’s Fundraising Director Caroline Creer stated “We would like to say a very big thank you to our runners in this years London Marathon and wish them the best of luck for the day, we are extremely grateful for their support which enables us to continue improving our service.”
To read the indvidual stories and to sponsor any of the six participants then please visit their online giving pages:
Best of luck to them all!