In June, I'll be taking on the 100Km Jurassic Coast Challenge to raise money for Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex. The over 24 hour, through-the-night, challenge is as much mental as it is physical. It's all worth it though for this great cause, which is particularly close to my heart.
In April 2017, my dad was out for a bike ride when he was hit from behind by a car at speed. Very quickly, due to the severity of his injuries, first responders decided that HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Services) were required.
An air ambulance from AAKSS delivered specialist doctors to the roadside who performed procedures normally only attempted in hospitals and provided life saving care until he reached St George's Hospital. Thanks to the care he received at the roadside, and the incredible nurses and doctors at St George's, he woke from a coma two weeks later and is making a remarkable recovery.
My dad's is just one example of a time when an air ambulance meant the difference between life and death. AAKSS fly hundreds of missions to people in need every month and, let's face it, helicopters don't come cheap... so dig deep and give what you can!