We are Derwent Valley Trail Runners, a small but close knit running club.
At the Birtley XC relays Alan, one of our team, collapsed on the course. The medics were there instantly and without those medics, the fellow runners and the NHS the outcome could have been very different.
So the club and Alan's friends and family would like to show our appreciation for the amazing service provided by raising some money for the Great North Air Ambulance Service and show Alan our support and wish him a speedy recovery.
The support & kind words from the running community have been incredible!
The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) rescues hundreds of severely injured or ill patients every year throughout the North East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria. Their doctor-led critical care teams deliver life-saving treatments at the scene of the incident whether that is on a fell top, a roadside or in a city centre. The charity responded to 1,640 call outs last year* alone, via their helicopter and emergency response vehicles, where they performed treatments and procedures which can mean the difference between life or death.