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Human Hamster Wheel fundraising page!

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Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting our page. [/p][p]A 50-strong team of West Midlands firefighters and paramedics from the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity are taking part in an intense endurance challenge for Cure Leukaemia, The Fire Fighters Charity and the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.[/p] [p]The challenge starts at 5pm on Friday 16th September underneath the bandstand at Birmingham’s Brindleyplace, where twenty-five firefighters and twenty-five paramedics will each run for one hour in full kit on a human hamster wheel to raise vital funds.[/p] [p]The human hamster wheel was built for an act that featured on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent and will now be on full show in Birmingham city centre. The wheel was previously used when the challenge was carried out in 2014, raising over £7,000, and has since been repaired and prepared for use by our Transport Engineering Workshops staff.[/p] [p]Former leukaemia patient Watch Commander Adam Joyce, who came up with the idea, said: “I was overwhelmed by the support we received from the local community, colleagues and other partners last time, so I wanted to repeat the challenge but add a twist! I’m also hoping we can smash the fundraising record we set last time for some really great causes.”[/p] [p]“Without Cure Leukaemia I would not be here now. The work they do for leukaemia patients around the region directly helps save lives and I want other people to hear the fantastic three words I heard all those years ago: ‘You are cured’.”[/p] [p]Karen Baker, critical care paramedic for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: “Each air ambulance mission we undertake costs on average £2,500, all of which is funded by generous donations. Fundraising therefore is vitally important to our ongoing operations, so this challenge, in partnership with the Fire Service and Cure Leukaemia, is going to be a great event to raise funds and awareness of three extremely important charities in the region.”[/p] [p][i]Follow the action online using #HamsterWheel, or come down and show your support![/i][/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]

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Sep 27, 2016

Anonymous

Sponsorship Katie West

£10.00

Sep 20, 2016

Jayne Lote

Well done to all !!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 20, 2016

Anonymous

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 19, 2016

Michele and Andy

Adam, a pleasure to support you - sorry we couldn't be there to see it! Maybe next time!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Sep 18, 2016

Davinia Noble

congratulations to all involved

£50.00

Sep 18, 2016

Ad / Jen + orla

Well done all !! Sorry we couldn't make it

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 17, 2016

Fran and Ben

Well done Adam, two brilliant causes and this is especially in memory of Thomas's friend Jack xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 17, 2016

Kev

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 17, 2016

Sheelagh

Well done everybody. It never ceases to amaze me the generosity and goodwill of some folks!!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 17, 2016

Clare

Well done Ad and team on this fantastic challenge for 2 great causes. Best of luck! X

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Adam Joyce

Adam Joyce