Kate Ward

Russ's run for mum

Fundraising for Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
£1,464
raised of £1,000 target
by 49 supporters
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Event: Lincoln City Half Marathon, on 18 September 2022
We provide a Helicopter Emergency Service to the people of Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Story

Jan's Story

It was the first day of our holiday on the Isle of Wight in early May and we’d been for a short walk. The next thing I knew, I was waking up in Southampton neurosciences intensive care unit (NICU). I’d slipped off a 9-foot sea wall and fallen onto concrete steps below, fracturing my skull, eye socket and spine. The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance stabilised me on the beach for one and a half hours before transporting me to hospital where I received excellent care.

I am still undergoing therapy at the Sheffield Spinal Cord Injuries Centre but hopefully will be going home on 14th September, four months after the accident. I will be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life. The family and I are forever grateful to the air ambulance team for the lifesaving care they gave on the beach that day, which then continued in the NICU at the Wessex Neurosciences Centre for a further 14 days. This is why my son, Russ, is running the Lincoln City Half Marathon on the 18th September 2022 to raise some monies for these fabulous organisations. Please give what you can! We thank you for helping us to say thank you to them.

Saving Lives Through Your Support.Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance brings an advanced critical care team to people in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight when they need it most. Highly skilled crews of Doctors, Paramedics and Pilots can be at the scene of an incident within minutes.It currently costs in excess of £15,000 a day to maintain our life saving service, and it is only thanks to the generosity of the communities that we serve that we are able keep the Air Ambulance flying and saving lives.

About the charity

Saving Lives Through Your Support. Each life-saving mission costs £3,500 and on average, we are called to at least five emergencies everyday. It is only thanks to the generosity of the communities that we serve that we are able keep the Air Ambulance flying and saving lives.

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,464.00
+ £249.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£1,464.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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