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Biddulph councillor to take on 100km row to raise money for the air ambulance


Biddulph councillor Jill Salt is embarking on a mammoth task to fundraise for the midlands air ambulance charity.

The air ambulance rely on charity funding and were forced to cance a number of fundraising events in 2020 due to coronavirus restrictions.

Councillor Jill Salt will be rowing 100KM (62.13 miles) on her rowing machine which she reckons will take her 10 hours.

Jill says on her just giving page “This time it’s 100km and will take me about 10 hours solid. The rowing machine has literally kept me sane during lockdown and this is the next challenge. Money raised will be for the Air Ambulance because they wouldn’t exist without charity funding.”

She will be rowing the 100KM on Friday the 19th of February 2021 and donations can be made by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jillian-salt2

Since 1991, the charity has responded to more than 60,000 missions, making it one of the longest established and busiest air ambulance organisations in the UK.

Each year it costs in excess of £10 million to maintain the three aircraft and the provision of a lifesaving service. Each air ambulance mission costs an average of £2,500. Each critical care car mission costs £224 on average. The charity does not receive funding from the Government for its daily missions so relies entirely on the support and generosity of local people and businesses.

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