The ‘Outrun an Ambulance’ campaign was introduced with the hope of providing people with a way for them to focus on their health and wellbeing by fundraising to support NHS ambulance services.
‘Outrun an Ambulance’ is a virtual challenge inviting people to conquer the mileage an ambulance covers on an average shift while responding to people in urgent need.
Participants are challenged to complete their selected distance, plus one mile. If they don’t want to run they can walk, swim, scoot, hand-cycle, or ride anything that is self-propelled.
People can choose the distance they want to do based on the mileage clocked up by crews during the course of a typical shift. Fundraisers can choose their timeframe, up to a maximum of three months to ‘outrun’ the distance by at least one mile.
Ian Savage, Head of Charity for North West Ambulance Service Charity said, “I was absolutely delighted that ‘Outrun an Ambulance’ won the partnership award. All the charities who worked on the project are very small organisations in their own right, and wouldn’t have individually had the capacity to develop such a great fundraising campaign, with all of the excellent resources that we developed. This is a fantastic example of collaborative working, and here in the North West it will help us to raise some of the vital funds that we need to support our aims of supporting staff and saving lives. One of the great things about ‘Outrun an Ambulance’ is that you can participate in so many ways, and complete the challenge in your own time, at whatever pace suits you, indoors or out. I would therefore encourage everyone to visit the website and sign up to take part in this award-winning fundraising initiative!”
For more information and to set up a personal fundraising page for the ‘Outrun an Ambulance’ challenge visit www.outrunanambulance.co.uk. Fundraisers can choose the area they want to support and discover the mileage target options for their own fundraising challenge.