Friday, 30 August 2019 00:00

Paramedics to trek 24 miles next week for charity

Written by  Kat Lawson-Phillips
Rate this item
(1 Vote)
Paramedics to trek 24 miles next week for charity

On Sunday 8th September hundreds of people will be supporting the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) and their mission to fly 24/7 from Norwich next year by completing either a 24 mile or 24 kilometre trek along the north Norfolk coast. 

The 24 mile trek will start at West Runton and the 24 K trek from Cley, both finishing at Holkham Hall.

Taking part and passionately raising funds for the life-saving charity is EAAA long-serving critical care paramedic, Rod Wells, who will be leading a team of paramedics along the coastal trek.

Trekking with Rod will be his two close friends, Martin Harris and Jared Grove, who both work for the East of England Ambulance Service as paramedics. The team of three have previously completed a 100K Artic Circle Trek together, and have joined forces again to complete Trek 24 and raise vital funds for EAAA.

About the event, Rod said: “I’ve worked as a critical care paramedic for the East Anglian Air Ambulance for just over 15 years and always love taking on new challenges which help to keep me fit for the job. This is a brand-new fundraising activity along the beautiful north Norfolk coastline to help us raise the extra £1 million a year we will need to fly 24/7 from our Norwich base next year. I’m really looking forward to taking part, especially with by two good friends Martin and Jaredm and to meeting other EAAA supporters along the way and sharing the trek with them.”

To sponsor Rod, Martin and Jared, go to:https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rod-wells2  

To buy a ticket to the Trek 24 event, go to: www.trek-24.co.uk before Sunday 1 September.

Last modified on Friday, 30 August 2019 21:01

Visit the following businesses

cache/resized/d643770e8feadb7e4b965f89d9544761.jpg
Broadland Charters
Step onboard our luxury, skippered, sports cruiser "Norfolk Time" and cruise the Norfolk Broads in style.  The only way to truly experience the beauty of the Norfolk Broads is by boat - there are so many stunning places which are only ...
Explore
cache/resized/b9842c8faf6e210a02ed37f7e8309973.jpg
Clapham & Collinge
Clapham & Collinge are a well established law firm, located in the heart of Norwich City Centre business district and the main shopping areas of Sheringham and North Walsham. We pride ourselves in offering sound and confidential advice on an ...
Explore
cache/resized/166c8664b34ddea88d481e7a7b2705c9.jpg
Studio Clark
Studio Clark is run by myself, Jodie Clark. I am passionate about all things creative whether it is design, photography or art. I have 15 years experience as a graphic designer and decided set up Studio Clark so that I could continue my creative ...
Explore
cache/resized/2aecda818302d235dd5a5462531c9ae9.jpg
3 Hall Close
Just a mile from the sea, on the stunning North Norfolk coast, this lovely large holiday cottage, built circa 1890 in traditional red brick and carrstone, is furnished and equipped to a high standard throughout. Situated at the end of a ...
Explore
cache/resized/66123e44fd39ec27f0ac1c6eaa8c06b7.jpg
Lantern Financial Planning
Based in Norwich, Lantern Financial Planning offers a full financial planning service to both individuals and corporate clients to enable you to feel confident about your future. Our aim is simple:- To provide our clients with the highest quality ...
Explore
cache/resized/870b6ff147addc6bb543730259f258f7.png
Anglia Drain Doctor
The Drain Doctor is an emergency plumbing, blocked drains and drain repair service that reaches more of the Anglia region than any other. It covers the area from Cambridge to Basildon and Norfolk to Southend and has a superb team of qualified ...
Explore
benefits banner

Related items

  • 20 years together – East Anglian Air Ambulance

    20 years ago, on 6 September 2000, a new charity was formed to help save lives across East Anglia: the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA). Operating initially just one day a week, on a Friday from Norwich Airport, with one paramedic, this was the start of an important lifeline for many local people.

    Monday, the start of National Air Ambulance Week, EAAA can reveal that over the last 20 years it has flown almost 30,000 missions and helped almost 20,000 patients, all thanks to the generosity of local people.

    At a time of so much uncertainty, the charity, which needs to raise £13 million a year to develop and deliver its service, and is aiming to start flying 24/7 for the first time next year, is deeply grateful for the public support which has enable it to pass this milestone.

  • Air ambulance call on Norfolk to help them run 2,000 miles next month

    Together We Run is a new fundraising challenge from East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) which is encouraging local people to pledge their miles towards a collective 2,000 mile target.  

    EAAA normally organises several mass participation challenge events throughout the year, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds to help keep its yellow helicopters flying and saving lives. These events cannot go ahead this year, so the charity is asking its supporters to take part in Together We Run instead, a virtual fundraising challenge from 14 – 20 September, to run (or walk) a combined 2,000 miles, wherever and whenever suits them.  

    If successful, this virtual running event could become a regular addition to the charity’s event calendar, along with its Only the Brave muddy obstacle run and Trek 24 walking challenges.  

  • Fakenham’s Black Shuck Gin win charity inspiration award

    The small team at Black Shuck Gin, based in Fakenham, continue to amaze EAAA with their generosity and kindness.

    As well as supporting the charity with a limited edition gin this year and other various fundraising activities, they have spent their time during the lockdown tirelessly working with government authorities to produce a very much needed Alcohol Based Hand Sanitiser.

    This has been donated to regional air ambulances, care homes, schools and key workers to help save lives during the pandemic. Black Shuck Gin have made a huge impact on EAAA and on the wider community. 

    Patrick and Sarah Saunders of Black Shuck Gin said: "We were thrilled, honoured and proud to hear that we had won the Most Inspirational Business Category in the East Anglian Air Ambulance Inspiration Awards. All of the nominees were outstanding and we thoroughly enjoyed reading all of their stories."

  • Air ambulance launches emergency appeal to protect crew from Covid-19

    East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is still flying and saving lives during the Covid-19 pandemic, but the cost of keeping its crews safe has been significant.

    The charity has had to quickly adapt its operating procedures and source large amounts of personal protective equipment (PPE) in order to keep its two critical care teams safe and able to support the region’s emergency services. The estimated cost of acquiring the additional PPE now required over a six-month period is over £100,000.

    The charity has launched an emergency appeal for donations to help fund the PPE, which is protecting its crews and keeping the air ambulance teams safe.

    More than £25,000 of unbudgeted funds has already been spent on items such as respirators, high-protection masks, visors, suits, gowns and goggles to protect the doctors and critical care paramedics who are working in the pre-hospital environment.

  • Norfolk medics to be featured in new national TV series

    The medical teams from East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) will be flying the flag for East Anglia in the next series of the increasingly popular Emergency Helicopter Medics which airs on Sunday 10 November, 9pm on More4.

    This is the third series EAAA has featured in the programme, which regularly pulls in more than 500,000 viewers per episode. Alongside Great North Air Ambulance and Thames and Valley Air Ambulance, the show documents emergency call outs from June to August of this year.

Newsletter

© All Things Norfolk 2008 - 2020
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

M Shepherd Optometrist of Long Stratton is https://t.co/NuCmmbscVs local independent business of the day… https://t.co/Tr5TakG8lH