Racecourse staff raise £21,000 for ambulance charity

Fakenham Race Course's Only the Brave team. Picture: Fakenham race course

Fakenham Race Course's Only the Brave team. Picture: Fakenham race course - Credit: Archant

A team of nine including directors and staff at Fakenham Racecourse took part in the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) challenging mud race ‘Only the Brave’, and raised £21,088.64 for the charity.

Part of the inspiration for those taking part in the team was the first-hand experience of EAAA being involved in two separate incidents at the racecourse over the past 12 months.

On both occasions a member of the public suffered a cardiac arrest and, thanks to the specialist team of the air ambulance, both men survived.

Fakenham Racecourse Chief Executive David Hunter said: “Everyone at the racecourse feels passionately about the work of the air ambulance so it was not a difficult decision for those who took part to say yes when I suggested we got a team together for Only the Brave.”

The race took place at the Elveden Estate, near Thetford, on April 7.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus