Riders raise money for rapid response charity

Horse riding enthusiasts completed a sponsored ride and raised over £500 in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

Bradley Dale riding club in Stafford, organised the 11 mile charity ride to raise vital funds for the life saving charity.

The sponsored ride across Cannock Chase which took place on July 16th was open to riders of all abilities and 50 riders from across the West Midlands took part.

Organiser and chair of the riding club, Pam Jordon said, “The weather couldn’t dampen our spirits and we flew the flag for Bradley Dale Riding Club and Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. It was a very positive day and we hope to arrange a similar event in the future.”

Since Midlands Air Ambulance Charity responded to its first mission in 1991, emergency crew have responded to over 2800 operations involving horse riders, with 11 accidents recorded across the region last month alone.

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity receives no government or National Lottery funding and needs £6 million pounds each year to operate. The charity relies solely on the generosity of public donations.

For more information on how you can get involved in other fundraising events or for ideas on events you can organise for visit www.midlandsairambulance.com where you can donate online, view our events diary and help save lives. 

 

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.