Sponsored walk for charity

The Help For Heroes Walk organised by Seaford Martello Rotary Club

The Help For Heroes Walk organised by Seaford Martello Rotary Club

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Participants are wanted for Seaford Martello Rotary Club’s sponsored walk which last year raised an impressive £5,450 for charity.

This year it will be supporting the Sussex Air Ambulance, a charity which helps sick and injured people by providing a helicopter emergency medical service and Air Ambulance Service for the benefit of the community.

Rotary club spokesperson Clive Rimell said: “In 2012 the club organised a sponsored walk for Cancer Research UK which raised £5450 , and they are hoping that they can beat that figure this year.

“So come on, get your walking boots on and help them to raise money for a very worthwhile cause.”

The walk will take place on Sunday May 5 and begins at the Martello Fields in Seaford.

Walkers then make their way along the Promenade before sweeping through the old village of Bishopstone and up onto the South Downs Way with its spectacular views of the Sussex Weald.

They then descend into the historic village of Alfriston , followed by a gentle meander along the banks of the Cuckmere River to Exceat, before climbing Seaford Head with its iconic views of the Seven Sisters and the Coastguard Cottages, returning back to the start point in Seaford.

In total they will cover thirteen and a half miles.

Marshals will be on hand to direct walkers around the route and the Club’s Tavern in The Tent will be set up to offer refreshments and food at both the start and finish of the walk.

To get your registration pack, which costs just £6, call 07934 183021 or go to www.seafordmartellorotarywalk.org.uk

The Sussex Air Ambulance is part of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust.

The aircraft operate during daylight hours, 365 days a year, out of bases at Marden in Kent and Redhill in Surrey and are capable of delivering crews anywhere in the region in under 20 minutes flying time.

Each helicopter is crewed by an experienced pilot, doctor and paramedic, who are trained in advanced pre-hospital care, which gives them the knowledge and skills necessary to assess and stabilise critically ill and injured adults and children.

This means that a number of specialist clinical procedures that are normally only available in the resuscitation area of an emergency department can be delivered to patients at the scene, such as, general anaesthesia, advanced pain relief and for a small number of patients, surgical interventions.

The life saving charity aims to bring the emergency department to the patient and then take them quickly and directly by land or air to the most appropriate hospital best able to treat their injuries.