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Notice: Run 31 Miles Or Squat 3,100 Times For Air Ambulance

Published on: 17 Feb, 2021
Updated on: 17 Feb, 2021

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) is celebrating its 31st anniversary in 2021.

And the number 31 features strongly in this year’s fundraising events with members of the public, of all ages, being invited to join Run 31 and Squat 3100 for 31 days of March to help raise vital funds for the life-saving charity. 

Run 31 involves participants running a total of 31 miles and Squat 3100 is for those who wish to complete 3,100 squats by the end of the month.

A spokesperson for KSS said: “Participants can undertake either challenge in a way that works best for them, whether that means a small amount each day or endurance sessions once or twice a week. They even have the option to undertake both!”

KSS said its Run 31 challenge in January 2021 had 1,300 participants and raised more than £157,000 by running 31 miles over the 31 days throughout the month.

“Magnificent Medical Machines”. KSS was “one of the first air ambulance services to operate the new AW169 helicopter”.

The KSS spokesperson said £15 million was needed each year to deliver the charity’s emergency service in which specialist doctors and paramedics provide critical treatment to patients at the scene of an incident. 88% of this is raised through public donations.  

KSS director of fundraising Helene Poursain said: “We hope to match the success of January’s Run 31 and urge people across Kent, Surrey and Sussex to take part and help to continue to save more lives.” 

Those taking part in either run will be invited to join the Run 31 Facebook community group and will receive a free T-shirt along with tips on how to promote challenges through social media. For further information and to register for free, visit: www.aakss.org.uk.

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