Bridgnorth Man Puts His Best Foot Forward

Bridgnorth resident and fitness instructor, Simon Donovan, will be walking a gruelling 44 miles to raise money for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, and to make the challenge even tougher, he will be carrying a 35kg back pack.

26 year old Simon will be leaving his home at 3.30am on Saturday 31st May, walking 22 miles to Wollescote Park in Stourbridge where he will be teaching a British Military Fitness class, before embarking on his 22 mile return leg to the Acton Arms pub in Bridgnorth. Friends and family will be there to welcome him home and the pub will be running a fundraising evening and raffle to raise extra funds for the charity.

Simon comments: “I’ve always wanted to do something pretty extreme to raise money for Midlands Air Ambulance as the charity provides such a vital service to the region. Walking 44 miles is achievable, but with a 35kg ruck sack on my back, it’s going to take me about 14 hours.”

Adam Williams, regional fundraising manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: “We have such a great level of support from the local communities we serve, and it’s always great to hear about the more unusual fundraising activities such as Simon’s gruelling 44 mile walk with his 35kg ruck sack. We’re extremely grateful to him and everyone who is sponsoring his challenge, their support will help keep our service operational in the local community.”

If you would like to support Simon’s fundraising activities, visiting his JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/Simon-Donovan1

OPERATIONS STATISTICS:
Missions completed since 1991: 49,869 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts up to three horse riders each week.