Lincolnshire fundraisers, Ant Wood and Katie Gyles, are celebrating after winning the prestigious “Community Award” at the Sleaford Town Awards Ceremony held last week in honour of the couple’s impressive fundraising achievements for Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance (LNAA).
Organised by The Sleaford Standard and Sleaford Town Council, The Sleaford Town Awards are held annually and celebrate the achievements of people living, working and being educated in Sleaford.
The couple wouldn’t like to put a figure on the total amount raised, but they usually organise four or five events a year, ranging from running The Great North Run and the LNAA 10k A Day in May challenge to organising charity snooker challenges and quiz nights.
When asked what their favourite moment has been whilst fundraising, Ant said: “It would have to be when we do the London Landmarks Half Marathon as we make a little break out of it to see the sights of London and explore before taking part in the race.”
They started raising funds five years ago after Katie’s uncle was involved in a road traffic incident whilst riding on a motorbike. Ant said: “If the Air Ambulance didn’t make it he would probably not be here today.”
But the couple are not stopping there with their support of this vital emergency service as they have become the charity’s newest volunteers.
LNAA Volunteering Manager, Kate Kerrigan said: “It is great to welcome Ant and Katie as registered volunteers for LNAA. Donating time is a valuable gift, and one we are always really grateful of here at LNAA.
“We couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers, and with such a wide range of opportunities available, there is something for everyone.
“We are so grateful to Ant and Katie for giving their time to volunteering as well as continuing with their amazing fundraising. Their award is well deserved and we are very proud that they are part of our LNAA volunteering family.”
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