NWAA launches flagship event: Race Against Time

Published: 17th April 2024

The North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) has launched their flagship event; Race Against Time to celebrate its 25th Birthday.

The challenge is launching on the birthday weekend of the North West Air Ambulance Charity, starting on Saturday the 18th of May at Lancaster, then finishing at the final checkpoint on Sunday 19th of May which is the Charity’s 25th Birthday.

To take on this unique challenge, you’ll need to get across the North West from landmark to landmark, all against the clock with only clues from the charity’s lifesaving crew members to guide you.

Throughout the challenge along with the clues from the NWAA crew, there will be opportunities to acquire What3Words coordinates in exchange for a time penalty as well as opportunities to earn time incentives upon completing additional challenges.

The event is being supported by national business services provider Peninsula Group, they have also entered a team who will be taking on the Race Against Time.

Alan Price, Group COO at Peninsula and CEO at Bright HR says, “Peninsula Group is delighted to support the North West Air Ambulance Charity’s Race Against Time event in May, and we’re looking forward to welcoming participants as they cross the finish line at one of our offices. This looks to be an incredible weekend raising funds for a vital cause.

“As an ambassador of NWAA, I’ve been lucky enough to meet some of the air ambulance crews and know just how important their skill and services are. NWAA receive no government or NHS funding, so events like this raise valuable funds to help keep them flying, making a lifesaving difference to people in emergency situations across the North West.”

On the 19th of May the North West Air Ambulance Charity is turning 25 years old, since their launch in 1999 the charity has been called to over 45,000 lifesaving missions across the North West region.

Charlotte Carnell, Events Manager at the North West Air Ambulance Charity said: “I am so excited to be launching this unique event to celebrate the charity’s 25 year anniversary. We’re delighted that a team from are Peninsula Group part and supporting our lifesaving charity. The support from the general public is absolutely vital for our charity, as we don’t receive any government funding and rely on the generosity of the people of the North West.”

For more information or if you’d like to take part in the Race Against Time please contact the events team by email at events@nwairambulance.org.uk or by phone at 0800 587 4570.

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