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Eight runners take on the London Marathon for WAA

Novice and experienced runners took part in a famous marathon to raise lifesaving donations for a Welsh helicopter charity.

Wales Air Ambulance supporters pounded the pavements around the landmarks of London, raising donations for Wales Air Ambulance by taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon.

Fundraisers took part in the world-famous race, which snakes around Big Ben, Canary Wharf, the Shard and Buckingham Palace.

Eight runners took part in the 26-mile race in aid of Wales Air Ambulance, including WAA Fundraising Manager Mark Stevens.

Mark said: “It is fantastic that eight runners took part in the London Marathon to raise funds for Wales Air Ambulance.

“As I ran, it was brilliant to see others wearing Wales Air Ambulance running vest in the crowd.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to all who took part in the race in aid of us, and congratulate them on their amazing achievement.

“Every year, WAA needs to raise £6.5 million to fund our operation, with each mission costing around £1,500.

“As a charity, we rely on kind support to fund our services - and by taking part in aid of WAA, the London Marathon runners are helping to save lives across Wales.”

If you would like to run in aid of WAA, please call 0300 0152 999 or email fundraising@walesairambulance.com to find out about the Cardiff Half Marathon and Trail Running Festival.

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