The Firechief team has raised £2,115 for the local Air Ambulance Service.
The team took on the Air Ambulance Superhero challenge and committed to walk, run, cycle or swim 214 miles, which is the distance of the perimeter of the 5 counties covered by the Air Ambulance Service (Leicestershire, Rutland, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire & Warwickshire) in one week.
The team smashed their initial target of raising £2000 for the charity and also completed almost three circuits of the 214 miles, five counties perimeter, covering a total of 556 miles.
Firechief’s Managing Director Laurie Pollard said: ‘Our local air ambulance service was originally voted for by the team as one of two charities to support during 2020. However, due to Covid 19 last year we were unable to undertake our usual fundraising challenges but with restrictions easing a little this Spring, we decided that this was the time to make it happen.
‘Fundraising across all charities has been hit hard over the past year – yet despite this the Air Ambulance service has continued to fly lifesaving missions. We set our fundraising target of £2000 to cover the cost of one of these missions and help the Air Ambulance continue its incredibly important work. As ever, our customers and suppliers as well as friends and family of the Firechief team have been extremely generous in their support for our charity fundraising and we thank them for their support in helping us achieve our target for this great cause’.
Vicky Evans, Community Fundraising Executive Leicestershire, and Rutland for WNDLR said:
‘We are thrilled that the team chose to support us as the charity for their incredible challenge. We felt that cycling, walking, running, or swimming the circumference of the counties that we serve was particularly poignant to help highlight our lifesaving work across those communities. With each of our missions costing £1,700 and attending on average 10 missions a day, support such as this is vital to keep us flying and saving lives. We rely on the generous support of our community as we receive no government funding for our daily missions. We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Firechief for not only their wonderful support but also for raising an incredible £2,100!