The annual Pound the Bounds event in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is returning Sunday 5th May 2019 in Rock, Worcestershire.
Getting involved in the fun outdoor event not only raises money for the lifesaving charity, it offers participants glorious views of the Worcestershire countryside as they stroll, walk or even run one of the many routes.
The event first took place in May 2000. Since then, each year has seen an increase in attendees, resulting in more money being raised for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. In 2018, £9,376 was raised in total for the charity.
Michelle McCracken, Worcestershire fundraising executive for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: “Anybody can get involved with Pound the Bounds. There are routes more suitable for young children, such as the Family Treasure Trail, which is a three-mile adventure. In comparison, there is the magnificent marathon style 26-mile hike.
“It’s a great opportunity to get involved with a fun activity for all the family while raising much-needed funds for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. Each year, in excess of £9 million needs to be raised to keep the charity operational, and with no Government or National Lottery support, events such as this are hugely important to us.”
Participation prices vary from £3 – £8, depending on your chosen route; the family treasure trail, independent or guided six-mile walk, half marathon route, 18 miles around the Wyre Forest, or the full marathon. More details about purchasing tickets will be made available in due course. Refreshments are available for purchase throughout the day.
For more information about Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, visit midlandsairambulance.com and follow the organisation on social media.
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