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27
Apr

Brighton Marathon runners raise £32,000 for air ambulance

Brighton Marathon runners raise £32,000 for air ambulance

On Sunday 17th April Howard Cundey were amongst the corporate teams raising money for the Kent Surrey & Sussex Air ambulance in the Brighton marathon & 10k run. We are very proud of our team; Cori Longley-Coomber, Neil Johnson, Ron Gibson and Sharon Watkinson who was joined by her daughter Abi and family friend Toby.

Pictured here are Cori & Neil looking well rested after the wonderful hospitality they received from the air ambulance and Ron really enjoying the day:

 

Cori and Neil Howard Cundey Ron Gibson Howard Cundey

More than 100 runners pounded the streets of Brighton in aid of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) which was an official Charity Partner of this year’s race, raising more than £32,000 for the lifesaving charity.

Joining them were air ambulance staff and crew and former patients or their families, this charity touches people from all walks of life across the counties and the stories of rescues by them are inspiring.

Each helicopter callout costs about £2,500 and the sum raised so far from this year’s race is enough to fund 12 potentially lifesaving missions.

Head of Charity Operations Bridget Pepper said: “I’m once again humbled by the efforts all of our team have put in this year.

 

“Whether it be the first time 10k runner or the seasoned marathon runner, they have all been truly amazing and we’ve heard stories to make us weep and tales to make us laugh.

 

“We’ve heard about and seen the fantastic amounts of money that they have been raising and on behalf of all our patients who will be helped in the future by their efforts, we would like to say a huge thank you.”

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