Appeal for London Marathon 2016 runners to support Suffolk Accident Rescue Service

SARS volunteer paramedic, Kevin Breitsprecher, after he successfully completed the London Marathon in April 2015. ANL-150928-122510001
SARS volunteer paramedic, Kevin Breitsprecher, after he successfully completed the London Marathon in April 2015. ANL-150928-122510001

Suffolk Accident Rescue Service is hoping someone will help it repeat this years fund raising success in the London Marathon in 2016.

In April SARS volunteer paramedic Kevin Breitsprecher raised £2,000 for the emergency doctor charity when he finished the marathon and they are hoping that a Suffolk runner will back SARS if they are lucky in the 2016 marathon ballot, which is announced in early October.

General Operations Manager, Ben Hall, explained: “Unfortunately the waiting list for gold for silver charity bonds for the marathon is huge. It is the iconic running race in our country and every charity would love to have a bond if possible.”

Kevin’s efforts helped buy vital medical kit for SARS’ critical care volunteers that is now being used to help treat seriously ill patients around the county.

Ben added: “We rely on voluntary donations and our work doesn’t stop, so we really hope that there may be one or two lucky marathon ballot winners who will consider fundraising for us. We would be happy to support them in any way we can and, as a small charity, their fundraising could have a real impact for us.”

SARS has been operating in Suffolk for over 43 years. Its specialist volunteer doctors and paramedics respond to critically ill or injured patients who require enhanced critical care before they reach hospital. All SARS doctors and paramedics respond in their spare time and without charge.

If you would like to find out more about SARS visit www.sars999.org.uk and if you are a Suffolk-based marathon runner and would like to support them, contact Ben Hall via sarshq@gmail.com