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Join the Lincoln Spring Chicken Family Fun Run - And help save lives

Appeal for runners to take part in The Lincoln Spring Chicken Family Fun Run and help save lives.

Runners are being urged to come forward to take their place for next year’s Lincoln Spring Chicken Family Fun Run – and help save lives by supporting first aid charity St John Ambulance.

The Lincoln Spring Chicken Family Fun Run – to be held on 19th April 2015 – is a 5km run or a 2.5km fun run around Lincoln city centre, organised by the Rotary Club of Bailgate Lincoln.

The event allows runners to raise money for local charities including leading first aid charity St John Ambulance which is one of the Rotary Club’s main charity beneficiaries.

Entry is now open and you can apply using this form. Entry forms can also be obtained from Imp Travel at 17 Sincil Street, Lincoln LN5 7ET, from The Lincolnshire Runner 115C High Street Lincoln, and from various clubs and other locations in Lincoln.
Entry fee is £10 (£5 up to age 13) and includes a free t-shirt.

People can also donate via JustTextGiving. Text CRUN15 £2 /£5/£10 to 70070 to donate now.

Money raised from the fundraising event will go towards the provision of life saving defibrillators for use by St John Ambulance volunteers in Lincolnshire, amongst other worthy causes. It is the seventh year that St John Ambulance has been supported through The Lincoln Spring Chicken Family Fun Run.

As the nation’s leading first aid charity, St John Ambulance teaches people first aid so that they can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved. It teaches more people first aid than any other organisation.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people complete a St John Ambulance training course across the country, either through their school, workplace or in the community. The organisation teaches life saving skills to young people in schools and through its youth programmes, and equips members of the public with information that can save lives.

Bailgate Rotary Club depends upon St John Ambulance’s first aid volunteers being in attendance at its concert for the elderly, its annual disability games and many other functions.

Sarah Gerrard, Regional Fundraising Co-ordinator for St John Ambulance, said: ‘At St John Ambulance we believe that no one should die because they needed first aid and didn’t get it.

Everything we do works towards ensuring that wherever and whenever a first aid emergency occurs, someone is equipped with the skills to be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

Sixty percent of the proceeds from this event will go towards St John Ambulance therefore everyone taking part will be helping us to carry on our life saving work and help save more lives.’

To find out more information about St John Ambulance, to make a donation, or to book a first aid course, telephone 08700 10 49 50 or visit www.sja.org.uk


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To find out more about this story or to interview a spokesperson please contact
Rebecca Slater, Regional PR Officer, on 07974 306914
or email rebecca.slater@sja.org.uk


Notes to editors

About St John Ambulance
As the nation’s leading first aid charity, St John Ambulance believes that nobody should die because they needed first aid and didn’t get it. Yet every year, up to 140,000* people die in situations where first aid could have given them a chance to live. St John Ambulance teaches people first aid so that they can be the difference.
* In England and Wales, using Office of National Statistics death registration data, 2010.