Fans’ Sponsored Walk to Histon

On the 12th September 2009, a group of Harriers’ supporters will arrive in the sleepy village of Histon, Cambridgeshire. (Or so is the plan!)

The itinery is to leave Kidderminster on the evening of 8th September after the home game to Kettering. They will then embark on the 115 mile trek cross country to Histon who are the Harriers next opponents on Saturday 12th.

The event will mark the 4th anniversary of the walk to Grays completed by Dave Goode, Jonathan Smith and Tim Price. That time the monies raised were split equally between KHIST and Everyman (Testicular Cancer Charity). The 2009 event will be split in a similar way between KHIST and the County Air Ambulance Trust.

However, there will also be a Justgiving website set-up with all monies collected on there solely going to the County Air Ambulance.

Any donations will be gratefully received and will go towards a worthy cause. The Air Ambulance usage costs are approximately £2.4million a year, but they are not funded by the Government or the NHS and rely solely upon the goodwill of the general public.

The walk will help to support the Air Ambulances “golden hour” campaign; the fast response of treatment within that first hour of a serious incident is said to be the most important in saving a life and a speedy recovery. Remarkably, the helicopters used can reach anyone within the Midlands region within 8mins. Wales and South Yorkshire can be reached within 19mins. The service in its 17 years has aided in nearly 30000 incidents.