Charity of the Year
Every year we choose a Charity of the Year to fundraise for, last year we raised £15,000 for the MattDotCom!
Running Imp have pledged to raise valuable funds in celebration of The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance 25th Anniversary providing a life-saving service every day to the people of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is a dedicated Helicopter Emergency Medical Service and responds to approximately 1000 emergency call-outs every year. As a Charity, they receive no direct Government funding and are totally reliant on members of the communities they serve to raise the funds needed to keep their helicopter flying.
The charity has been in the air since 1994, and the iconic yellow helicopter can fly of speeds over 200mph, enabling them to deliver critical care as quickly as possible, which can often make the difference between life and death. The crew provides the most advanced clinical skills to people in what is often their greatest hour of need.
The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance have committed to extending their hours of operation to become a 24-hour Helicopter Emergency Medical Service. Flying additional hours means they have the potential to reach and help over 400 additional patients every year. Emergencies can happen at any time; this is why they have taken the bold decision to increase their flying hours and expand their Helicopter Emergency Medical Service operation from 12-hours (7 am to 7 pm) to a 24-hours, 7 days a week. This means huge peace of mind to members of the public, as the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance in the East Midlands to provide this lifesaving service.
Every penny raised really does help the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance to continue saving lives 365 days of the year.
Gemma Shaw, Fundraising Manager for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, said:
"We are highly excited that Running Imp have chosen us as their charity of the year. When the very worst of accidents and emergancies happen, the helicopter is there for anyone who needs it. Seeing the helicopter flying overhead, knowing it's hlping a family stay together, means the world to us and we are so very grateful to Running Imp for helping us to raise the vital funds need to make this happen."
For further information please visit their website www.ambucopter.org.uk
Past Charities of the Year & Amount Raised:
2009 Panathlon Foundation - £6,000
2010 Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research - £7,000
2011 The British Heart Foundation - £8,500
2012 The Prince's Trust - £13,000
2013 St Barnabas Hospice Lincolnshire - £18,430
2014 Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Services - £11,000
2015 Candles - £16,000
2016 Samaritans Lincoln - £18,000
2017 Meningitis Research Foundation - £19,000
2018 MattDotCom - £15,000