Leeds business woman, Ruchi Dhir, has pledged to raise £10,000 to be equally divided between local charities. In her efforts to support air ambulance charities, Dhir, previously completed a daring abseil for London’s Air Ambulance dropping over 17 storeys to raise £1455. She now returns to the north to take on ten 10K runs for her local charity, Yorkshire’s Air Ambulance – with a new target to hit!
Her inspiration for charitable giving stems from her brother who works as an orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal London Hospital. “Air ambulances are a fabulous cause that rely on fundraising to help deliver vital, lifesaving treatment. Of course, I want to help.” Dhir explained.
The generous donation will be raised in the first of ten 10K marathon runs to be completed on Sunday 10th December 2017. The Leeds 10K Christmas Run will see thousands of festive fundraisers taking part to raise money for their chosen charities. Dhir has accepted the challenge and will be dusting the snow off her running shoes in preparation for the month ahead.
“I’m just grateful I can do it,” said Dhir. “I’m hugely proud of the doctors and paramedics who work tirelessly around the clock to save lives. One of those lives might one day be mine or someone close to me. That is my motivation. I’m encouraging other people to get involved too.”
There will be lots of seasonal cheer from the crowds. If you want to embrace the spirit of giving and do something wonderful this winter, then why not make a donation? To support this women in her efforts to raise essential funds for Yorkshire’s Air Ambulance, donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ruchi-dhir