We have been involved with the Bath Half Marathon for a number of years and are delighted the event coincides with the start of Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s 30th year celebrations.
It was on the 15 March 1990 that Wiltshire Air Ambulance began operating by sharing a helicopter full-time with Wiltshire Police. We became a stand-alone air ambulance in 2015 and moved to our new airbase in Semington, near Melksham, in May 2018.
We rely on donations, as we are not funded directly by the Government and receive no National Lottery grants. It costs £3.75 million a year to keep our lifesaving service operational – that’s just over £10,000 per day.
Events such as the Bath Half Marathon are key to our fundraising, providing in excess of £110,000 in the past five years.
If you want to take part in the 2020 Bath Half Marathon, on Sunday 15 March, and join Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s 30th birthday celebrations, participants can sign up before 31 August to receive an early bird discount of 10% against the full sign up price.
That’s just £30 to sign up, with a fundraising target of £200 per person.
“The Bath Half Marathon is always a popular event in our calendar and it’s extra special in 2020 given that it falls on the day of our 30th birthday,” said Kenresa Stratford, our events co-ordinator.
“We’ll have plenty planned to celebrate the occasion and we’re hoping to have a bumper number of runners on the start line donning the yellow and green of our charity.”
You never know when you could need the air ambulance, so if you’ve already booked your own place in the race, please consider raising funds for the charity. You really can make a difference and help save lives.
To sign up or for more information, visit: https://www.wiltshireairambulance.co.uk/events/waa-events/2020-bath-half-marathon/ or email email@example.comBack to News