BASICS Devon ASKS SUPPORTERS TO JOIN THEIR TEAM

Charity places available in the 2022 TCS Virtual London Marathon on Sunday 2 October

· Chance for supporters to experience the joy of running a marathon their way


BASICS Devon has 3 Virtual London Marathon places for anyone who wants to raise crucial funds while experiencing the joy and togetherness of being part of the world’s biggest marathon.


On Sunday 3 October 2021, more than 35,000 participants took on the traditional course from London’s Blackheath to The Mall – while thousands more around the globe ran the 26.2 miles on the route of their choice in a virtual event.


Last year the BASICS Devon runners, Preethi Das, Annette Rickard and Paula Tobin took on the incredible challenge and raised an amazing £1700 to support the volunteer rural responders.


Now BASICS Devon is offering its supporters the opportunity to experience the Virtual London Marathon again, their way, at their own pace, wherever they choose.


The physical and mental health benefits of being active have been brought sharply into focus during the pandemic, and the 2022 TCS London Marathon offers people the chance to feel these benefits while raising much-needed funds for charity.


BASICS Devon has a limited number of places available in the Virtual London event and is encouraging anyone who missed out on the ballot to contact them. The runners will earn the coveted finisher’s medal and souvenir T-shirt and help raise vital funds for the volunteer immediate care doctors and save lives.


Get in touch today email fundraising@basics-devon.org.uk or call 01752 936299. ENDS


NOTES TO EDITORS

About the London Marathon

  • The London Marathon was first held on 29 March 1981 and the millionth finisher in the history of the event crossed the line in 2016.

  • The 41st Race on Sunday 3 October 2021 saw 35,300 participants take part in the event from Blackheath to The Mall, as well as thousands more participants take on the event on a route and location of their choice. All finishers received a finisher’s T-shirt and medal.

  • In 2019 the Virgin Money London Marathon raised £66.4 million for charity, setting a new Guinness World Record for an annual one-day charity fundraising event for a 13th successive year. This brought the total raised for charity since 1981 to more than £1 billion.

  • London Marathon Events gifts its surplus each year to The London Marathon Charitable Trust.

  • Since 1981, The London Marathon Charitable Trust has awarded grants totalling in excess of £90 million to more than 1,430 projects in London, Surrey and other areas.

About BASICS Devon

• BASICS Devon is a network of 13 emergency volunteer doctors providing immediate access to specialist medical care at the scene of an accident or illness. Making themselves available around the clock throughout the year, responding to incidents at the request of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. The charity relies solely on donations.

• BASICS Devon doctors aim to provide a fast response to incidents in rural areas and use their extensive skills to support patient care.

• For further information, to donate or get involved please visit: www.basics-devon.org.uk


For further information please contact Amie Bull, Fundraising Manager amie.bull@basics-devon.org.uk T: 01752 936299 or visit: www.basics-devon.org.uk



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