London Marathon raises thousands for HIOWAA

6 October, 2021

Four dedicated supporters who took on the iconic London Marathon on Sunday 3 October have so far raised £4,263.25 your Air Ambulance.

Ed Danson was among the thousands at the start line on Sunday, as he raised money to thank us for flying to and treating his sister, Claire. To date, Ed has raised an incredible £3,028.75 to be split between us and another charity close to his families’ heart. He told us:

‘I will never be able to thank HIOWAA enough for saving Claire’s life. What you do is amazing. Because of you all, my family is still in one piece and there is nothing more valuable and precious than that.’

Ed Danson holding his London Marathon medal wearing a HIOWAA running vest

Ed Danson proudly sporting his London Marathon medal

Long-time supporter of our charity, Angela Lewis, took part in the virtual race to thank us for treating and airlifting her daughter, Laura, after she suffered serious injuries from a sporting accident in 2008. Angie says:

‘It was an awesome but exhausting virtual London Marathon, battling the winds along Stokes Bay. I lost my helicopter tail only 20 minutes into the race – thankfully stuck down and repaired with a plaster! I stopped for photos with the Police Dog Unit, AJ and K9 Kira, Fareham Police Station and Fareham Fire Station.  Massive thank you to everyone who supported me and donated.’

A runner standing in front of the Police Dog Unit van with a police officer and police dog

To date, Angie’s virtual London Marathon has raised a fantastic £714.50

Two more brave souls took on the virtual marathon, Claire and Kat, who ran the 26.2 mile distance together, raising a brilliant £520.

Clare and Kat pictured in their running gear with two young children either side of them

Kat and Clare have so far raised £520

Thank you to everyone who took part and chose to support us.

If you’re looking for ways to fundraise for HIOWAA, check out our events and challenges page here, or give us a call on 023 8074 3510.

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