Churches join Archdeacon’s Charge at Sandringham
- Credit: Archant
Ready, steady - charge... Churches from across the region took part in a special fund raising event on the Royal estate.
Runners and walkers completed 5k circuits through the woods and parkland at Sandringham to raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
The Archdeacon's Charge was founded in 2010 by the Ven John Ashe, the former Archdeacon of Lynn.
Since then, it has raised more than £100,000, half of which has been donated to the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
The air ambulance was very close to the archdeacon's heart after it airlifted his wife to hospital after she was involved in a serious car crash in 2009. Churches also fund community work such as running foodbanks from the event.
You may also want to watch:
Bishop of Lynn Jonathan Meyrick, who started the run and walk, said: "The job they do is absolutely fantastic.
"The number of lives that have been saved through their work, because they get people to hospital quickly, is extraordinary."
- 1 Revealed: The most expensive towns to buy a home in Norfolk
- 2 What might happen to former Debenhams store in city centre?
- 3 Couple fined £400 for digging up 8,000 Norfolk bluebells
- 4 Hundreds more trees on route of Norwich NDR have died
- 5 BBC Autumnwatch returns to Norfolk for another season
- 6 950-home bid takes step forward after £7m developer contribution agreed
- 7 'I remember shutting down' - Singer on cancer diagnosis at Norfolk hospital
- 8 Woman left 'penniless' while waiting five weeks for first pension payment
- 9 What does the ice-cream man do during winter?
- 10 Two Norfolk hotels named among the best in the country