Emma Lyons

Emma & Helen's fundraiser for Wales Air Ambulance Charitable Trust

Fundraising for Wales Air Ambulance Charitable Trust
£5,974
raised of £4,000 target
by 170 supporters
Event: London Marathon 2024, on 21 April 2024
We provide all-Wales emergency air cover to serve Wales & save lives 365 days a year

Story

UPDATE: So… 1 week to go until Helen & I attempt to run the London marathon….. We’ve both done our long 20 mile run and are enjoying tapering.

If you’d like to follow us on the day our bib numbers are: Helen Monk - 71092 & Emma Lyons - 19266.

We’d like to thank you all for your support, it really means a lot. XX

Helen & I are running the 2024 London Marathon on 21st April - so if you'd like to find out why please take a few minutes to read the below. Thank You

In August 2020, whilst holidaying in Wales, my sister Helen had a bike accident whilst cycling to the beach one morning with her children. The air ambulance were quickly on the scene and as Helen was losing so much blood from her facial wounds she was placed in an induced coma and flown to Stoke hospital for emergency surgery.

The time Helen spent in Stoke hospital and the whole ordeal was made so much worse given it was during Covid so none of us, her family, could visit.

Whilst Helen has made an amazing recovery, well she is running the marathon...this is undoubtedly in large part down to the fabulous efforts of the air ambulance team that came to her on that day. Looking after Helen so well, whilst keeping her children calm and informed.

The Wales Air Ambulance Charity provides advanced life-saving emergency care for everyone in Wales, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are a ‘mobile emergency department’ that relies entirely on donations to keep our helicopters in the air and rapid response vehicles on the road.

Your donations will help keep this vital service in Wales.

About the charity

The Wales Air Ambulance Charity provides advanced life-saving emergency care for everyone in Wales, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are a ‘mobile emergency department’ that relies entirely on donations to keep our helicopters in the air and rapid response vehicles on the road.

Donation summary

Total raised
£5,973.71
+ £1,296.03 Gift Aid
Online donations
£5,973.71
Offline donations
£0.00

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