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The event was created by the Venerable John Ashe, Archdeacon of Lynn, as a fun way for parishes to raise money for their church and the East Anglian Air Ambulance. The fun run course is comprised a maximum of four 2.5-mile laps with participants choosing their favoured distance.
The East Anglian Air Ambulance has been very close to Archdeacon John’s heart after it saved his wife’s life, following a serious car accident.
Archdeacon John said:
“In 2009 my wife had a serious car accident. The Air Ambulance airlifted her from the crash scene and saved her life. Afterwards we discovered that it costs thousands every time the Air Ambulance is called out - so my daughter and I decided to organise the first Archdeacons Charge to help raise money for them.
Every year the event gets bigger and we're able to raise more money for the life-saving work the Air Ambulance does.”
The event has been running since 2010 and each year it continues to grow. Aside from the sponsored run and walk, there is also a large picnic village area which this year will include:
This year is particularly special as through the generosity of Peter Sheppard and Keith Day the event is taking place in the beautiful grounds of their home, Wolterton Hall. We are also delighted to have a royal patron and look forward to welcoming Princess Michael of Kent.
The event is open to everyone, and to avoid the queues on the day please book online here. Entry costs just £10 per family, couple or individual. You'll receive an information pack in the post.
If you're not able to come to the event why not sponsor Archdeacon John to complete 10 miles on the day? Your support would be greatly appreciated! Visit John's JustGiving page to donate online or find out how to donate by other methods.