20th April 2018

Wales Air Ambulance have teamed up for a third year running with leading bottled water brand Brecon Carreg.

This year, Brecon Carreg have picked another team of passionate runners to represent Wales Air Ambulance at various running events across Wales.

The team is made up of 20 fitness fanatics from all walks of life wanting to run whilst raising money for the helicopter charity. This year saw a record number of applicants wishing to join the team who were handpicked by Brecon Carreg.

Team Member Emily Higgins said: “I’m really proud to be part of Team Brecon Carreg and have the opportunity to help raise money for Wales Air Ambulance. After a recent visit to the Llanelli airbase, we have learnt a lot about the lifesaving work they do and I’m looking forward to raising as much money as possible.”

In 2017 the team helped fund at least two lifesaving missions, raising an incredible £5,000 throughout the year. Throughout 2018 the team are hoping to further the total raised last year by having two sets of runners participating in events across North and South Wales.

Content & Social Media Manager for Brecon Carreg, Eleri Powell said: “Brecon Carreg have supported Wales Air Ambulance for a number of years and we are endlessly impressed by the work that they do. Team Brecon Carreg is now into its third year and it’s our biggest team yet. We’re hoping to raise a lot of money for this worthy cause again this year.”

Wales Air Ambulance Fundraising Manager, Mark Stevens said: “We are really excited to be working with Brecon Carreg again in 2018. This yearly partnership has grown in popularity and it’s very heartening to see even more runners joining the 2018 team.”

This year, Team Brecon Carreg will tackle a host of prestigious Welsh running events including the Newport Marathon, Snowdonia Half Marathon and the Great Welsh half, whilst raising money for Wales Air Ambulance.

Team Member Mike Edwards said: “Two years ago I raised funds for Wales Air Ambulance at the Chirk Sprint Triathlon. Unfortunately, a participant collapsed whilst competing and was airlifted from the course. I fully appreciate the importance of the service and will be competing in the same event this year.”

Mark added: “We would like to wish all the runners good luck in their events planned for 2018 and we hope it will be another great year of fundraising.”