Police Pedal Power To Assist MAAC

25 members of Solihull’s Police will be peddling their way from Solihull all the way to Brussels to raise money for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

 

This is the second year the cyclists are taking on a long distance challenge for charity, and this year the team, who are cycling 400 miles to Brussels, decided to fundraise for Midlands Air Ambulance as the Police often work alongside the air ambulance on vital life saving missions.

 

David Evans, PC and part of the cycling team, comments: “Many of us have seen first hand how important the Midlands Air Ambulance is at the scene of an accident, so we want to raise as much money as possible to allow this incredible service to continue to operation in our region. Last year we achieved our £10,000 goal for another local good cause, and we’re hoping to raise the same again, if not better!”

 

The cyclists will leave Solihull Police Station on 12th June, and will arrive in Brussels, Belgium four days later. They will be followed by a support team in two minibuses that have been kindly provided by CTC Kingshurst Academy, a support vehicle supplied by BMW and a support motorcycle supplied by Honda.

 

Adam Williams, West Midlands fundraising manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, adds: “We work very closely with our colleagues at the Police Force, and we are very grateful for their support. Each mission costs our service £2,500, so their fundraising efforts will go directly towards saving lives within our region. The cycle ride is set to be a gruelling task and I wish them all the very best of luck with their training and the challenge itself.”

 

To support the team, visit: www.justgiving.com/Helicoppers.

OPERATIONS STATISTICS:
Missions completed since 1991: 50,563 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts on average four horse riders each week.