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London Marathon a runaway success

Our amazing London Marathon runners have raised tens of thousands of pounds from their wonderful efforts this year.

Some 29 runners took part in the nation’s favourite fundraising challenge for us on Sunday, including Eastenders’ star Adam Woodyatt.

All of them were raising money for our two local air ambulances or the national Children’s Air Ambulance. The money is still coming in but more than £34,000 has been collected so far – and the final total is expected to exceed this.

Our team included former patients and families of people who had been helped by our services as well as other supporters.

Soap star Adam – who was running with his son Sam and even stopped for an ice cream during the race – has raised about £4,470, well exceeding his target.

One of our runners even completed the race in a truly impressive three hours and 16 minutes.

Events manager Laura Tapp said: “A huge thank you to all the runners and the volunteers who came along and helped out cheering them on and motivating them through those last gruelling couple of miles. London Marathon is always such an inspiring and emotional day, it’s amazing to see people putting their bodies through one of the toughest challenges for an amazing and important #ReasonToRun!”

More than 40,000 people took part in this year’s marathon,

If you want to register an interest in running for us next year then let us know by emailing

If you fancy doing a different sort of challenge for us click here.

We do not receive any government funding. Only with your donations can we fly the children who need us.

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