Photo 1: Rebecca and her family at the air ambulance base
A seven-year-old girl has raised more than £700 for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance after completing a 5km run for the charity in loving memory of her uncle.
Rebecca Slater, from Polegate, was the youngest competitor in the South Coast Run in Seaford and finished the race in an impressive 39mins, 55 seconds.
The Willingdon Primary School pupil decided to support the air ambulance after the helicopter was called to her uncle.
It was Rebecca’s first run and she raised a total of £709 which she presented to the pilot, doctor and paramedic in a visit to their base.
Proud dad Simon said: “She was over the moon and very happy that she finished the run and was telling everyone about it afterwards.
“When we went to the base it gave me a real sense of pride to see her handing over a cheque which was bigger than her.”
Rebecca has now joined a running club and is planning to raise further funds by taking part in Brighton’s Color Run in October.
The youngster is following in the footsteps of her father who will be running his second Brighton Marathon next month.
Anyone who has their own place can join the charity’s team of 20 runners including BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat reporter Ben Mundy, the Lady Mayoress of Canterbury and an air ambulance pilot and paramedic.
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