October 13, 2017 Events

East Anglian Air Ambulance and ESP are glowing all out this October – join the party!

Over 1,500 people will take on a night-time, neon 5km run at the East of England Showground on Saturday October 21 and we challenge you to raise at least £50 for East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA)!

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EAAA are a charity offering a helicopter emergency medical service in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Since 2000 the crews have attended more than 22,000 missions in East Anglia and rely on donations to keep saving lives in the region. In 2017 the crews have attended an average of more than eight missions every day, and each mission costs the Charity an average of £3,500.

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Leanne Tyers, EAAA Fundraising Officer for the Peterborough area, said: “Our motto is ‘together we save lives’ and every penny raised at Glow in the Park will go directly towards saving lives in the area. Everyone taking part and fundraising should be proud of whatever they raise and know that when they see our helicopter flying over or landing at Peterborough City Hospital that they helped us to reach, treat and transport that patient in need of our lifesaving service and we are so grateful.”

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Whether it’s your first 5K or you’re a seasoned runner, you can still get sponsored and help to keep the two EAAA helicopters in the air. Why not get sponsored to wear some ridiculous neon fancy dress? Or if you have a signature dance move, get sponsored to dance your way through the course! Help us to put the ‘fun’ in fundraising and encourage your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you – it’s easy to set up a JustGiving page (www.justgiving.com) to share on social media, or use the sponsor form that’s sent with your welcome pack.

The ESP team are taking part so please support us and donate what you can on our JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/fundraising-edit/ESPMagazine and help us to raise valuable funds – if you’re not taking part you can still support it!

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£50 could pay for 15 minutes of fuel for the EAAA helicopters, which would fund a lifesaving flight from the air ambulance base in Cambridge to Peterborough, or flying a patient from Peterborough to Addenbrooke’s for specialist treatment.

If you haven’t yet signed up to run, there’s still time! Book your tickets today: www.glowinthepark.co.uk

For more information about the work of East Anglian Air Ambulance, visit: www.eaaa.org.uk or call 03450 669 999. You can also follow on Twitter at @EastAngliAirAmb or ‘like’ their Facebook page – East Anglian Air Ambulance Charity.