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Ann's Army

24 team members

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]On 5th August 2018, several members of our family took part in the York 10k for the 2nd or 3rd time. It was starting to become a family tradition! Our Mum, Ann, accompanied by our pregnant sister, Heidi, finished in 1 hour & 36 minutes, a more than respectable time for a lady not far off 70 on a very hot summer's day.[/p][p]6 days later, Ann was in the LGI fighting for her life after falling 10ft on to a ladder when it slipped. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance responded and although Mum was too agitated to travel in the helicopter, the Dr & paramedic from YAA accompanied her in the ambulance from York to Leeds General Infirmary, our nearest trauma hospital. It was the actions of these specialist Drs that helped keep her alive until she could be properly treated. She had broken most of her ribs, fractured her facial bones, ruptured her spleen and required emergency surgery. We were told that the full extent of damage would not be known until she woke up. [/p][p]You can imagine our relief when Mum was awake and talking the following day. She was hooked up to machines and not exactly lucid but she was doing much better than we all could have hoped. One of the first things Mum hoarsely whispered to us in a morphine haze when we visited the next morning was "I don't think I'll be doing the 10k next year". We told her not to worry as she had a long time before she had to make that decision.[/p][p]Fast forward a year and here we are... Not only is Mum entering the 10k but she has an army doing it with her!! We wanted to thank the organisation who helped to save her life as YAA relies on charitable donations and costs £12,000 a day to operate. To celebrate the work they do and how far Mum has come since the last race, we have recruited friends, family and colleagues to join Ann's Army. There will be more than 30 runners and we hope to be one of the biggest teams entering the York 10k this year. We would like to say thank you to each and every one of you; Mum is humbled that so many people have agreed to be part of her army and we hope to raise as much money as we can to support this amazing organisation that saves lives across Yorkshire every day. Please donate what you can and help us smash our target! [/p]
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Aug 24, 2019


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 15, 2019


Well done all of you! 💖

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 11, 2019

Ann’s Army

Looking forward to next year, keep the cash coming in!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Aug 8, 2019


Well Done Joseph

Aug 7, 2019



Aug 6, 2019



Aug 5, 2019


Go go Ann!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 5, 2019

Andy Heron

Great story and a great cause. Well done all of you.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Aug 5, 2019


So proud of everyone who took part and it was great being part of Ann's Army!! XX

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 5, 2019

Louise Marshall

Well done Heidi! Love Louise & Rafferty x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Hannah Watsham

Hannah Watsham

Jessica Pearce

Jessica Pearce

Paula Scurfield

Paula Scurfield

Diana Thomson

Diana Thomson

Joseph Cleasby

Joseph Cleasby

Hayley B

Hayley B

Lorraine Musgrove

Lorraine Musgrove

Amanda Clarke

Amanda Clarke

Nour Rushdy

Nour Rushdy

Nicola Sutton

Nicola Sutton

Josh Wands-Murray

Josh Wands-Murray

Lynda Salmon

Lynda Salmon

jane liston

jane liston

Jennifer Milner

Jennifer Milner

Liz Wands-Murray

Liz Wands-Murray

Michelle Reeves

Michelle Reeves

Lorna Scardifield

Lorna Scardifield

Craig Hodge

Craig Hodge

Tim Moon

Tim Moon

Rob Dunning

Rob Dunning

Emily Wands-Murray

Emily Wands-Murray



Rosie Wands

Rosie Wands

Heidi Wands

Heidi Wands