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I am running The Great South Run on 22nd Oct 2017 for Great Western Air Ambulance Charity because they saved Steve Edwards life

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  • Event: Great South Run 2017, 22 Oct 2017

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

We provide emergency critical care to 2.1m people of Bristol & local counties

Charity Registration No. 1121300

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In September 2009 Steve suffered an horrific accident.  He was instructed to connect a cable to a box on a HV switch, the switch was turned off and earthed.  He was told which box to work on, took the cover off and went to undo the nuts with a spanner.  It turned out that this was a non switchable box and was still live, he was electrocuted with 11,000 volts, burst into flames and was thrown to the floor.  

Steve suffered severe burns to his face, neck, chest and arms and workmates had to extinguish flames leaping from his body.  He was flown by air ambulance to Frenchay Hospital, Bristol where he spent five days in an induced coma, and remained in hospital for 9 weeks.

After many years of operations and skin grafts he is now firmly on the road to recovery, back at work and, once again, enjoying life.

Without the wonderful work of the Great Western Air Ambulance this would not be the good news story that it is and our family would be missing an amazing man.

I have been thinking of ways to say thank you by raising money for this fantastic charity for some time and the Great South Run on 22nd October 2017 is it.  Please sponsor me to help this amazing charity......this is a first for me, i'm nowhere near 10 miles at the moment, training here I come....... - wish me luck!!! 



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