Community Puts Its Best Foot Forward

Following the most successful Walk4Life event, organised by the Rock Pound The Bounds committee, over £5,600 was raised for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

600 walkers took part in the walks, which took place on May Bank Holiday, 40 per cent more than attendance on previous years.

Henk Buzink, one of the key organisers of Rock Pound the Bounds, states: “This is the 14th year we’ve organised the event and the third time we’ve teamed up with Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

“We were overwhelmed by the level of support the Walk4Life event received. Participants undertook either a six, 12, 18 or even 25 mile route around the glorious Worcestershire countryside and all helped to raise thousands for Midlands Air Ambulance.”

Maria Jones, regional fundraising manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, added: “We are often called to incidents involving walkers in remote parts of the countryside, so everyone’s support on the day was gratefully received and we are still receiving sponsorship money now, which is enabling us to continue our life saving work.

“In addition, we are incredibly grateful to the Rock Pound the Bounds committee, once again they have organised a fantastic event.”

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.