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Sutton ambulance man’s mammoth marathon challenge

Ambulance person, Jim Mundy, is to run three marathons in three countries in three days to raise money for Get Kids Going!, a national charity which gives disabled children and young people the opportunity to participate in sport.

Jim’s challenge will start at the Beachy Head Marathon on Saturday 29 October, followed by a trip to Wales for the Snowdonia Marathon the next day and then onto Ireland for the Dublin Marathon.

Jim, who works for the London Ambulance Service’s Patient Transport Service in Sutton, is well prepared for the gruelling task and has already run 10 marathons this year.

“Three marathons in three days will definitely be my biggest challenge yet,” says Jim. “I’m really looking forward to it and hope to raise a lot of money for such a worthwhile cause.”

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Notes to editors

  • The London Ambulance Service is the largest free ambulance service in the world, caring for more than a million patients every year. It is the only London-wide NHS Trust, serving approximately 620 square miles, from Heathrow in the west to Upminster in the east, and Enfield in the north to Purley in the south.
  • For further information this news release or to sponsor Jim please contact the London Ambulance Service communications department on 020 7921 5113.
  • Get Kids Going! is a national charity which gives disabled children and young people the opportunity to participate in sport. It provides disabled children with specially built sports’ wheelchairs so they can do marathons, triathlons, tennis, athletics, mountain skiing, rugby, basketball etc. Get Kids Going! also helps and encourages British disabled children to compete by supporting them with their sports; training, physiotherapy, travel, design and development of sports’ wheelchairs. To find out more about Get Kids Going! visit: http://www.getkidsgoing.com/