Appeal for runners to take part in Lincoln Spring Chicken Family Fun Run and help save lives

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Runners are being urged to come forward and take their place for this year’s Lincoln Spring Chicken Family Fun Run – and help save lives by supporting first aid charity St John Ambulance.

The 5km run or 2.5km fun run around Lincoln city centre takes place on April 19 and has been organised by the Rotary Club of Bailgate Lincoln.

The event allows runners to raise money for local charities, including leading first aid charity St John Ambulance, which is one of the Rotary Club’s main charity beneficiaries.

Entry is now open and people can apply via St John Ambulance’s website www.sja.org.uk/chickenrun where they can download entry forms.

The entry fee is £10 (£5 up to age 13) which includes a free t-shirt.

People can also donate via JustTextGiving. Text CRUN15 £2 /£5/£10 to 70070 to donate now.

Money raised from the fundraising event will go towards, amongst other worthy causes, the provision of life saving defibrillators for use by St John Ambulance volunteers in Lincolnshire.

It is the seventh year that St John Ambulance has been supported through the Lincoln Spring Chicken Family Fun Run.

As the nation’s leading first aid charity, St John Ambulance teaches people first aid so they can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

It teaches more people first aid than any other organisation.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people complete a St John Ambulance training course across the country, either through their school, workplace or in the community.

The organisation teaches life saving skills to young people in schools and through its youth programmes, and equips members of the public with information that can save lives.

Sarah Gerrard, Regional Fundraising Co-ordinator for St John Ambulance, said: “At St John Ambulance we believe that no one should die because they needed first aid and didn’t get it.

“Everything we do works towards ensuring that wherever and whenever a first aid emergency occurs, someone is equipped with the skills to be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

“Sixty percent of the proceeds from this event will go towards St John Ambulance, therefore everyone taking part will be helping us to carry on our life saving work and help save more lives.’

To find out more information about St John Ambulance, to make a donation, or to book a first aid course, telephone 08700 10 49 50 or visit www.sja.org.uk