22 Nov 2021

On 25 September 2021, a very excited group of young people from 2nd West Drayton Scout Group set off on a near nine-mile trek to cross 10 bridges through central London, from Tower Bridge all the way to Vauxhall. 

The Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Leaders decided on their marathon walk as part of their London's Air Ambulance Charity Challenge and Community Impact badges work and followed on from learning about our services and how we rely on charitable funding in order to keep flying. 

The walk took three hours to complete, and the group were fortunate to have good weather as they trekked past iconic London landmarks on their way to raising an incredible £1,358 via donations and sponsorship from family and friends. 

Scout Leader, Heather Werrell, explained: “We never know when or if we’ll need the air ambulance, but we always hope it’ll be there if we do. When it’s the difference between life and death every penny raised is important to someone. We are so proud of our young people for going far above our fundraising target and reaching Vauxhall at the end of a long day!” 

Community Fundraising Manager, Alison McGuinness, said: “A very big thank you to all involved, a lovely example of One Team fundraising. Such a great, inclusive group team idea“. 

If you are part of a uniform youth group and want to know more about our Charity Challenge Badge, please visit here or contact our Community Team on [email protected]  


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