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14th Jun, 2021

Air Ambulance charity launches 'new year new you' challenge

Sarah Mason 28th Dec, 2020

THE lifesaving crew of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is challenging the people to help raise vital funds for critical care missions in 2021, as part of the organisation’s 30th anniversary year.

The Air30 Airbase Challenge is based on four distance options, ranging from 27 – 121 miles, which represent the distance between the charity’s three airbases.

Participants can select how they complete the chosen mileage as in individual or a group. Any method can be used, you can – run, jog, walk, swim, cycle (or a combination of).

Once started supporters will have 30 days to complete the activity.

The challenge will launch in at the start of 2021 to coincide with ‘new year, new you’ regimes, and will end on Monday, May 31, 2021.

All participants can choose their 30-day window for completion.

There will be four challenge options in total, representing three operational airbases across the Midlands – RAF Cosford in Shropshire, Tatenhill Airfield in Staffordshire and Strensham Services on the M5 in Worcestershire.

Each of the four teams will benefit from a member of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s aircrew allocated as a team leader, who will be sending out regular emails to keep participants motivated in their challenges and on their fundraising journeys.

Registration costs £5 for individuals, more for groups and details can be found at

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