Ipswich dad runs London Marathon for East Anglian Air Ambulance after witnessing accident

Simon Tomlin, of Ipswich, is running the London Marathon in April for the East Anglian Air Ambulance

Simon Tomlin, of Ipswich, is running the London Marathon in April for the East Anglian Air Ambulance and is training with his dog Jack. - Credit: Su Anderson

A father-of-two is raising funds for a lifesaving charity after experiencing first-hand the vital work it does.

Simon Tomlin

Simon Tomlin - Credit: Su Anderson

Simon Tomlin, of Hayhill Road, Ipswich, is aiming to raise £3,000 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance by fulfilling his dream of running the London Marathon on April 26.

During a camping holiday in Dunwich, the 48-year-old said he witnessed a young child falling off a piece of play equipment.

He said the air ambulance was called for because the area was remote.

“The team on board were very thorough and professional and cared for the patient brilliantly,” Mr Tomlin added.


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“Although the child was OK, it was easy to see how much time was saved by air rather than road, and time in certain circumstances does save lives.”

The charity relies on donations to run its two air ambulances which operate in Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire.

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Each mission currently costs £2,448.

To donate, visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/SimonTomlin1

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