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Flight crew at Midlands Air Ambulance will be sprinting ahead this weekend as they take part in the 2011 London Marathon.

Air Operations Manager Becky Tinsley, and Flight Paramedic Ian Lock, both based at Cosford airbase, will be joining over 36,000 runners taking on the 26 mile challenge through the capital city on 17th April. Between them Becky and Ian are hoping to raise thousands of pounds for Midlands Air Ambulance relying on support from friends, family and you!

“Running the London Marathon seemed like a great way to celebrate the Charity’s 20th anniversary,” says Becky.  “Everyday the crew sees first hand just how important the air ambulance is so I’m sure that will keep me going!”

Becky has spent the last two months juggling work with a gruelling training regime and is now hoping to cross the finish line within four and a half hours.  She has been part of the flight crew at Midlands Air Ambulance for the past nine years, attending hundreds of potentially life-saving missions across the Midlands.

To support Becky and Ian simply visit Rebecca Tinsley’s fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving. Good luck!

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.