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Kayleigh saddles up to raise Air Ambulance charity funds

The new chair of the Bristol Bears Supporters Club is aiming to cycle 1824km on an indoor bike in just four months to raise vital funds for the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC).

Kayleigh Parker, a lifelong Bristol supporter, will take on the challenge between August 1st and December 1st, as she aims to aid the charity’s bid to raise £1.25 million to buy a new permanent base for GWAAC.

“The charity has to move from their current home in Filton to the new base in Almondsbury and have been given a fab opportunity to buy the new base,” said Kayleigh.

“To do this they need to raise £1.25 million by December - in addition to the 3 million they need to run each year. If they own their base, instead of leasing it, it will ensure both stability and longevity for their operations, ensuring that the crew can continue to carry-out their life-saving work.

Supporters Club chair, Kayleigh Parker.

“It will mean that they no longer run the risk of being without a home when the current lease expires and will also mean that they are better off financially in the long term.

“1824 is the number of missions carried out by the charity in 2017 and is further than the distance from Land’s End to John O'Groats. This will be a lot of early mornings and late nights for me and will take place at PureGym Barrow Road in Bristol.”

“I would therefore be grateful for any donations you can offer to this wonderful cause.”

Please visit the GWAAC website for more information, or donate to Kayleigh’s fundraising cause by clicking here.