Warwickshire cyclists raise over £3,000 to support lifesaving charity
The Coventry section of the Cyclists Touring Club have raised more than £3,000 to support the lifesaving missions of the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA), as the charity celebrates 20 years of vital service.
The Cyclists Touring Club is a membership group within the national organisation known as Cycling UK. The Coventry section of the club celebrated its centenary year in 2021 and have been fundraising for the lifesaving charity for several years.
To raise their donations over the years they have asked each cyclist to make a voluntary donation of £1.00 each ride, as well as selling books, cycling items, and much more to bring them to their current grand total of £3,735.00.
“Over the years the road conditions and traffic has changed significantly. Due to us cycling on country lanes and in remote areas a road ambulance often wouldn’t be able to reach us, we rely on the lifesaving Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance – they are a very important aspect to our overall safety,” said Keith Jeacock, Treasurer for the CTC Coventry section.
“Previously, one of our cyclists was injured in a fall and they required the assistance of the lifesaving charity, so we have seen first-hand just how important the pre-hospital treatment they give is. We are hoping to keep raising even more to support them,” he added.
The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance crew are available 24/7, 365 days per year, providing lifesaving pre-hospital care to those who need it the most. The charity receives no government or NHS funding and relies solely on generous donations from its supporters to fund its vital missions – without this they wouldn’t be able to continue their lifesaving missions across Northamptonshire and further afield.
George May, Community Fundraising Executive for Warwickshire, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in the Coventry section of The Cyclists Touring Club and for the amazing donation they have made to the charity.”
“The support they have given us over the years is amazing and without the support from local communities and clubs such as this, the crews wouldn’t be able to keep saving lives across Warwickshire and further afield,” he expressed.
The charity is celebrating its 20th anniversary of providing its lifesaving service across Warwickshire and Northamptonshire in 2023 and is encouraging people to show their support by attending WNAA’s Open Day on 04 August at Chester House, Northamptonshire.
For more information, please visit: www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk or call 0300 3045 999.