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Sign-up for air ambulance 5K Twilight Shift

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance has launched online registration for the fundraising 5K Twilight Shift.

The event will take place for the second year running at Henstridge Airfield on Saturday, September 23, and involve people running, jogging, or walking 5K around Henstridge Airfield, the home of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance team.

Supporters can enter the 5K Twilight Shift as an individual, as a family, or a group. People can take part as a serious runner or simply use it to have fun and exercise on what will, hopefully, be a beautiful late afternoon in September.

Participants could even wear fancy dress, or for the more experienced 5K challengers, carry extra weight, just like the air ambulance team need to do, when they are attending an incident.

Businesses or groups might like to use the 5K Twilight Shift as an opportunity for team building, or in-house competitions with friends and colleagues; it really is an event that is open to all.

There are only 500 places available and the first 100 adults who enter will receive a free t-shirt. The charity hopes that anyone who is fortunate to gain a place, will use the opportunity to raise a minimum of £25 in sponsorship.

Emma Jones, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Fundraising Manager, said: “Last year was the first ever 5K Twilight Shift and we all had such a wonderful time. We were thrilled with the amount of people that came out to support the event and hope this year will be even better. So many people say how they would love to visit our airbase, meet our crew and see Peggy, our AW169 helicopter up close.

“This event gives people that opportunity, whilst raising funds for our life-saving service. It’s a truly inspiring event and I would encourage everyone, no matter your age or ability to register and take part!”

Register online today by visiting: Entrance fees: Adults (£15), Under 16’s (£10). Please note, children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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