On Sunday 24 April Old Buckenham resident Katy Walker will be running the London marathon in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA). Katy, a rehab therapist and Pilates instructor, is excited to be one of just two people in Norfolk chosen by the EAAA to run the 26.2 mile course, having completed the London Marathon in 2015 for the British Heart Foundation.
This is a timely point to be fundraising for EAAA as they are taking on a new helicopter for their Norwich base, which is due to take flight this month. The new helicopter will be able to fly for longer distances without re-fueling and will carry a larger medical crew with more equipment on board. Crucially it will also be able to take flight in the dark, with flash lights and sensors to avoid power lines and night vision goggles for its crew.
Katy is already fundraising and is hoping to raise enough money to cover the cost of one life-saving Air Ambulance flight. She has organised a tea and cake afternoon in aid of the EAAA on Sunday 14 February between 2pm and 4pm at Old Buckenham Village hall and everyone is welcome to come along.
If you would like to sponsor Katy, the link to her sponsorship page is: