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Melanie pulls on running shoes in memory of her dad to help air ambulance

Ian Hughes 4th May, 2020

MELANIE Baines completed an isolated half marathon run to raise £550 for Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA).

The 37-year-old, from Lower Quinton near Stratford chose to complete the run in memory of her father Chris, who sadly passed away in 2014, where WNAA were called out to attend.

Melanie said: “The fact the air ambulance came out so quickly means the world to me, so in return I chose to run the Shakespeare half marathon in my dad’s memory, to mark what would have been his 70th birthday.

“As restrictions on movement were imposed due to the pandemic, and the half marathon cancelled, I chose to run it on my own locally. I wasn’t letting down the people that had sponsored me by not doing the distance as the money I raised will go towards the cost of their many vital lifesaving missions.”

WNAA Legacies and In Memory Administration Executive, Irene Wayness, thanked Melanie.

She added: “Our crews are continuing their lifesaving missions through this difficult period, providing vital, critical care support to the NHS and relying on donations.”

Click here for further details on how to support WNAA.


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