Herts Air Ambulance, like all Air Ambulances in the UK are charities and as such recieve no government funding.
Here’s what they face…
£500,000 PER month to run 2 choppers
£2,700 PER mission
£125 PER HOUR in fuel
Right, so that’s the big numbers, now here’s YOUR chance to help out this vital service…
This year’s Herts Motorcycle Run takes place on Sunday 1st May, starting at the Herts Police HQ in Welwyn Garden City following a 60-mile route and finishing at the our Motorcycle Show at North Weald Airfield – home of the Herts Air Ambulance. The event opens at 9am and the run leaves Police HQ at 10.30am.
Bikers will meet at the Herts Police HQ in Welwyn Garden City and follow a 60 mile route along the A1 – A10 – A120 – M11 finishing at our Motorcycle Show at North Weald Airfield, the home of the Herts Air Ambulance.
There will be some fantastic attractions at the Show following the run including trade stands from various motorcycle dealers, activities and the opportunity to try out the latest demo bikes. The Herts Air Ambulance helicopter will be present on the day subject to operations for people to view up close and meet the Crew.
Volunteer for us
If you are not able to join us on your bike this year how about joining our team of Event Volunteers? We need a team of event Stewards. For more information contact the Volunteer Team moc.k1563951268u.TAA1563951268HE@ma1563951268eT.re1563951268etnul1563951268oV1563951268 or call 0345 241 7690.
With the registration fee just covering the costs of the event, the sponsorship you raise is vital in enabling us to provide our care to the people in the local community who need us. To help you in your fundraising efforts, all registered cyclists will be sent a sponsor form but you can also raise funds easily and securely online with Just Giving.
To create your page now, visit www.justgiving.com, click on the ‘make your page’ link, and then follow the simple instructions.
However much you raise it will be put to good use and if you can get just 10 of your friends, family members or colleagues to sponsor you £10 each you can make a big difference to help keep us flying and save lives.
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Please note that ‘L’ plate riders cannot participate due to the route being on motorways.