This year the Montane Lakeland 100 competitors have raised in excess of £42,000.00 for Epic Kidz. The Lakeland 100 event has a huge and dedicated team of hard working volunteers and this year we have asked all of the checkpoint owners and checkpoint managers from the event to nominate a group or charity to receive an Epic Kidz donation. Over the coming few months we will be blogging about all the donations made to all the good causes nominated by the Lakeland 100 family.
Our next donation in the series has come from Jane Macauliffe, the owner of the Howtown Checkpoint located on both the Lakeland 100 & 50 course. Jane has chosen the Great North Air Ambulance to receive her £500 donation.
The Great North Air Ambulance Service operates three helicopters, 365 days a year across the North East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria. The crews respond to around 1000 call outs each year and there are specialist trauma doctors and paramedics on board the aircrafts who bring accident and emergency expertise to the scene. The service is funded by the general public and it must raise around £4.5 million a year to keep their three helicopters in the sky.
You can find out more about the GNAAS, make a donation or get fundraising ideas from their website http://www.greatnorthairambulance.co.uk. You can also follow their activities on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GNairambulance.