Paul and Ollie’s fundraiser for Great North Air Ambulance Service
Fundraising for Great North Air Ambulance Service
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As regular walkers in the mountains, Ollie and I are very aware of the risks and how possible it could be that one day, heaven forbid, we like many others may require the services of this amazing, volunteer assisted service. On one of our early wild camps, we witnessed one of these incredible rescues, and it really helped Ollie to appreciate the need for caution and careful planning whilst out adventuring. Consequently, this seemed like a natural choice when considering who to support through this daunting challenge. We were initially reluctant to fundraise as we didn’t want to put any additional pressure on Ollie to complete the route, and likewise, there was a distinct possibility that he may have decided on day 1 that it was too much to expect a 5 year old to walk 192 miles. But here we are with only 50 miles to go and it is looking increasingly likely that the little mite is going to reach Robin Hoods Bay on Saturday 2nd September after showing incredible resilience, self-motivation and a pure love for the outdoors over a period of 16 days. We are so proud of what he has achieved and if you would like to show Ollie that you’re proud too, please donate anything you can to this amazing service.
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.