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London Ambulance Charity launches fundraiser for cardiac arrest survival

  • June 14, 2024
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London Ambulance Charity launches fundraiser for cardiac arrest survival

London Ambulance Charity is inviting Londoners to put on their walking boots and join a family-friendly fundraising walk that takes in views of the capital’s most famous landmarks this September.

Money raised will help fund vital initiatives in local communities, such as buying and placing more public-access defibrillators in areas where they’re most needed and teach Londoners what to do when someone suffers a cardiac arrest.

The London Life Hike, which is taking place on Sunday, 8th September, is the first ever sponsored walk from London Ambulance Charity.

The walk will start and finish in Battersea Park and participants have a choice of two routes. A family-friendly 5km route will include a children’s activity trail – the ‘explorer challenge’ – and is accessible for wheelchair users. A longer 20km route will take in scenic views of the River Thames and many of London’s most beautiful landmarks, including St Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and Shakespeare’s Globe.

If you are interested in supporting the charity’s vital work by taking on this new challenge, register for this event. A registration fee of £10 for adults, £5 for children and £25 for a family ticket will apply. Children under the age of five can enter for free.

Participants taking part in the 20km will be asked to arrive from 10.30am with start timings from 11am. 5km participants will be asked to arrive from 12:30pm with start timings from 1pm.

There are a number of opportunities for people to support the event without having to participate in the walk, so if you would like to volunteer as a marshal or a helper at the start or finish line, please contacts us on londamb.lascharity@nhs.net.

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