Loughton Fun Run Sunday 14th May 2017

Wednesday 24th May 2017

On Sunday 14th May, Redbridge Samaritans were represented at the Loughton Fun Run by Fiona 21 and Tony75. 
The charity event was organized by Lady Mayor Carol Davis and all proceeds were to be split between The Essex Helicopter Ambulance service and Redbridge Samaritans. It was a very well organized affair with provision for a family fun day: bouncy castle, a fabulous face painter, a home -made-cake stall and the usual refreshments.
Mayor Carol was very pleased to see us there and used our statistical information in her opening speech about Samaritans and The Essex Air Ambulance. Her speech was interrupted by a very impressive display from an actual Air Ambulance which did a circuit of the site; needless to say, that Carol Davis welcomed the interruption as did all those present at the Fun Run and quite a few dog walkers.
Fiona and Tony did a reduced version of the circuit; Fiona is surprisingly nippy on her crutches and both were presented with medals at the end.
Mayor Davis has already made a council contribution to our maintenance fund and we are of course very grateful for a share of the Fun Run proceeds.