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London Ambulance Service team completes iconic race to raise more than £10,000

A team of ten runners completed the historic London Marathon on Sunday and raised £10,075 for the London Ambulance Service charity.

LAS paramedic Emma Crouch with her finishing medal
Paramedic Emma Crouch

The money will help fund things like wellbeing initiatives for staff and volunteers out on ambulances or answering 999 calls and help save more lives by training London communities in life-saving skills.

And while the team was tackling the gruelling 26.2 mile course, more than 150 of their LAS colleagues were on duty supporting the race. Together with St John Ambulance, LAS had paramedics out on bicycles, on foot, and in ambulances helping those with sprains, cramps and dizziness caused by the exertion of running.

Paramedic Emma Crouch raised an impressive £2,000 completing her first marathon in a time of 5 hours 24 minutes. She said:

“It felt like a party atmosphere, but not like anything I’ve ever experienced before. The pain and training have been all worth it!”

Meanwhile, paramedic colleague Tim Rouen finished with a new personal best time of 3 hours 24 minutes.

“The support and cheers got me a personal best time! I loved the big cheer when I came past the crowds towards the end – it gave me a boost to get me over the finish line.”

The London Marathon’s organisers estimated more than 50,000 finishers crossed the line on Sunday and are on course to raise more money than any other single-day fundraising event – breaking its own record of £66.4 million set in 2019.

Jessica Burgess, Head of the London Ambulance Service Charity, said:

“The atmosphere at the marathon is always incredible and our runners really appreciated the enthusiastic support of the crowds to get to the finish line.

“We’re so proud of the whole team and the amazing sum they raised. Thanks to their efforts in this feat of endurance, we will be able to support more paramedics and call handlers who care for the capital every day.”

You can still sponsor the LAS charity’s runners though this JustGiving page. For more information about supporting London Ambulance Charity please visit our website.

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