Can you go the extra mile and

About us

Outrun an Ambulance was first launched in 2021 by the South Western Ambulance Charity and raised over £12,000 of vital donations. The concept was originally conceived by Emergency Care Assistant Shannon Witts whilst shielding during the pandemic. She and her family rose to the challenge in 2021, outrunning a total of 550 miles for nine ambulance stations in the Gloucestershire, BNSSG and Wiltshire areas and raising over £500.

In 2022 six of the regional NHS ambulance charities joined together to deliver the Outrun an Ambulance fundraising challenge raising over £28,000 to support their vital work. This collaboration was recognised at the NHS Communicate Awards winning the Working in Partnership award.

The participating charities are the South Western Ambulance Charity, East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust Charitable Funds, London Ambulance Service Charity, North West Ambulance Charity, South Central Ambulance Charity and Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charity.

NHS Communicate Awards 2022 - Working in Partnership Winner