Family are First to Finish our 2022 Outrun An Ambulance Challenge

 

Congratulations to our first 2022 Outrun an Ambulance participants to have conquered their mileage and completed their fundraising challenge. Victoria, sons Benjamin and Norbie and dog Hector (plus occasional guest appearance from dog Frankie) have completed their target of 77 miles, which is the average mileage covered by a South West Ambulance Service emergency ambulance in a shift.

 

Along the way, they have raised over £100 for the South Western Ambulance Charity and found the challenge gave them a real purpose to get out in the fresh air and get some exercise.

A delighted Victoria reports that the Outrun an Ambulance challenge gave her family the motivation and excuse they needed to go outside on cool January days. She adds, “My older son Benjamin has autism and hyper-mobility which can make exercise difficult for him, but he has been absolutely determined to get involved, to help complete the miles and to raise funds. He is very excited about getting a medal to reward his efforts and he‘s even written a piece of school work about his involvement in the challenge. This has been a major personal achievement for him and a great experience for all the family.”

 

Charity Fundraising Manager, Louise Walsh, is thrilled with the family’s achievements, saying; “This family have really gone the extra mile and earned their medals. They have shown how the Outrun an Ambulance challenge is family-friendly and can be adapted to meet the needs of all participants. Together they have been power-walking, dog-walking, running, using a wheel-chair, scooting and riding a trike, whilst enjoying getting outdoors in beautiful places like Exmouth beach.  We are very grateful to receive the funds they have raised, which will be used to support hard working ambulance crews across the South West.”

Visit www.outrunanambulance.co.uk to find out more about the challenge.

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