Dr. Laura K ran the Manchester Marathon last weekend in aid of the West Midlands CARE Team and Air Ambulance Service. With a target of £500 in mind, supporters of Laura and the charities rallied together, raising a grand total of £1,052.75, including gift aid.
When asked about why she chose to support the CARE Team, Laura expressed how, “No one wakes up thinking they are going to need the CARE Team, but the team is there and ready to respond if you or your loved ones need them.”
Having been a doctor volunteering with the team since 2012, Laura has seen first hand what a difference the team can make to critically ill or injured patients. She’s also had the pleasure of working with other members of the team who are fully committed to providing an excellent level of patient care.
Seeing how dedicated they are to providing such an excellent level of care, Laura wanted to support the team further, raising some of the vital funds the Team needs to continue their valuable work.
Having never run a marathon before, Laura perceived Manchester's annual event as a great challenge – where training was a huge commitment and required long runs between shifts, even running after night shifts. And that’s not to mention running through some tough weather, including snow, sleet, and sub-zero conditions.
Laura's dedication was extremely worthwhile, successfully doubling her fundraising target well in time for race day.
The total raised will be split between The WM CARE Team and the Warwickshire Northamptonshire Derbyshire Leicestershire Rutland Air Ambulance Service.
Well done Laura... And a big thank you from all at WM CARE Team!