EDWINA LILLEY CHARITABLE TRUST Charity Registration No. 1153407
The Edwina Lilley Charitable Trust provides passion, funding & expertise to those working hard to eradicate child malnutrition in the UK & with your help, can ensure more children get the food and nutrition they need for a healthy & positive start in life.
During the course of the last year the Edwina Lilley Charitable Trust has been established; its inception to fulfill the wishes of Edwina with the on-going provision of support, nutrition and opportunity to children in poverty within the United Kingdom. Sam Lilley comments “Whilst there are future plans for the Trust’s official launch, the Abersoch Half Marathon provides a challenging event in a very special place, somewhere dear to Edwina’s heart with fantastic memories for the family. A team of 16 friends and family are running this race together for Edwina and the Trust”
We are very privileged to be the first official event and one that will be remembered forever.
DONATING: The Abersoch Triple Crown will be donating 50p to the charity for every runner that crosses the finish line but if you would like to pledge your support then CLICK HERE to go to their official Just Giving page, or just a cheer on the day will be greatly appreciated for those running for this fantastic charity !
WALES AIR AMBULANCE Charity Registration No. 1083645
We are very proud to have the Wales Air Ambulance as our official charity for the Abersoch Triple Crown 2014, and would like to encourage as many runners as possible to help raise money for this invaluable cause.
Wales Air Ambulance is an all Wales charity providing emergency air cover for those who face life-threatening illness or injuries in Wales. This service is carried out by the charity’s three helmed crews, bases in the North (Caernarfon), Mid (Welshpool) and South (Swansea) of Wales.
From these airbases each helicopter can be launched within 3 minutes of receiving an emergency call and arrive at the scene anywhere in Wales within 20 minutes.
A patient’s chances of survival and early recovery are increased if they receive the right care within the first hour, otherwise known as the Golden Hour. The fast response times and the expert medical care provided by the Wales Air Ambulance crews gets patients to the care they need in the quickest possible time.
Each crew has of one pilot and two advanced life support paramedics who are trained in the latest techniques in pre-hospital emergency care to ensure the patient receives the most effective treatment.”
Cost to the charity:
“Every year the charity is called out to around 2,000 with each call out costing on average £1,500. There are 16 full time HEMS paramedics working on the helicopters across Wales whose training come at a yearly cost to the charity. To keep all three helicopters operating in Wales 7 days a week the charity needs to raise £6million every year.
Due to the nature of the charity, they receive no funding from the government or National Lottery and rely entirely on generous public donations to continue to provide their service to the people of Wales.”
DONATING: There will be opportunities to donate money on race day but we would really like to see as many runners as possible to agree to take on a sponsorship when entering. You never know when you might need their services.