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    Chariots of Fire 22/09/2019

    Chariots of Fire 2019

    Event Details

    • Date:

      22/09/2019

    • Time:

      9:30 am

    • Place:

      Queen’s Green, Cambridge

    Chariots of Fire, organised and managed by Hewitsons Charitable Trust, is one of Cambridgeshire’s largest annual charity events, taking place on Sunday 22 September. This year, Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust have been selected as the race’s official recipient charity.

    The race follows in the heroic footsteps of the famous film Chariots of Fire, telling the story of Harold Abrahams, a Cambridge runner, and his bid to win a gold medal in the 1924 Olympics. It includes the iconic scene of the race around Trinity College Great Court. Teams of six will each run a 1.7 mile course in relay format starting and ending on Queens’ Green.

    What are we raising funds for?
    Funds raised through the Chariots of Fire race will go towards the purchase of an Emergency Children’s Ambulance to transport on average 1,700 seriously ill children a year to Addenbrooke’s. There is currently no such ambulance service in the East of England specifically for critically ill children. Children requiring urgent transportation to an Intensive Care Unit must rely on a London-based service to transport them. This can cause delays in treatment and anxiety for worried parents or carers.

    How to sign up for your place
    Sign up for places at www.chariots-of-fire.co.uk or set up a fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/campaign/chariots2019.

    For further information please contact Emily Willdigg at emily.willdigg@act4addenbrookes.org.uk or call 01223 217757.

    Help us buy an Emergency Children’s Ambulance to keep children alive during transfers, ensuring that they survive long enough to get to Addenbrooke’s.

    Watch our film below and find out more about how an Emergency Children’s Ambulance will save lives.

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