On your marks, get set, glow — take part in Dash in the Dark and help the Air Ambulance

HAMPSHIRE and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) is calling on supporters to play their part in keeping the service flying and saving lives, by signing up to the virtual 5km fun run; Dash in the Dark.

Participants can raise vital funds for the life-saving charity by signing up during Air Ambulance Week 2020, which takes place from September 7 to 13.

Each participant will receive a glow in the dark medal as recognition of their fundraising efforts.

People of all fitness abilities are encouraged to wear bright colours and don neon paint as they run, walk, cycle or scooter their way to 5km. Once completed, entrants can send a picture or screen grab of the completed distance to receive their glow in the dark medal in the post.

HIOWAA chief executive, Alex Lochrane, said: “Coronavirus has meant we haven’t been able to carry out any of our usual fundraising activities and events this year, which will have a lasting impact on us financially.

“Our first Dash in the Dark raised over £30,000 last year and I’m delighted we have been able to make this popular event virtual.

“I am already looking forward to the waves of glowing pictures being shared (across) our social media pages.”

Online registration is now open, and people can sign up by visiting the Charity’s website HERE.

Entry is £10 per person and this includes a glow in the dark medal.

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