BRAVE EFFORT RAISES £21K
Real-life dramas at Fakenham racecourse inspired staff at the track to take on a tough challenge to raise funds for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
The EAAA helicopter and its highly skilled and specialist team saved the lives of two visitors to the racecourse who had suffered heart attacks over the last year. So a team of nine of the course directors and staff took on the challenging mud race ‘Only the Brave’ at the Elveden Estate and raised £21,088.64 for the EAAA.
Chief executive David Hunter said, “Everyone at the racecourse feels passionately about the work of the air ambulance so it was not a difficult decision for those who took part to say ‘yes’ when I suggested we got a team together for Only the Brave. However,
I was personally very disappointed to be a ‘nonrunner’ 24 hours before the event with a torn leg muscle! But my friend and racecourse chairman Adam Case boldly stepped in to take my place at the last moment.”
Some of the team of Adam Case, Nigel Savory, Trudi Moulton, Clare Beevers, Dalia Courridge, Vicki Harper, Matthew King, Rachel Symington and Tristan McEwan opted for the six-mile challenge, whilst Adam, Matthew, Rachel and Tristan braved the 10-mile race. Both teams managed to complete the race in less than two hours on a cold, wet day.
Fakenham racecourse’s fund-raising runners