Jay Burdett runs the London Marathon
30 April 2018
In April 2017, I had an accident and fell head first down a flight of concrete stairs. I suffered multiple closed depressed fractures to the skull, bleeds on the brain and was in a coma for a week. I was flown to the Royal London Hospital by London’s Air Ambulance and was told by my doctor if it wasn’t for London’s Air Ambulance, I probably wouldn’t be here.
Exactly one year after my accident, I ran the London Marathon to raise money for London’s Air Ambulance. This year’s London Marathon was the hottest on record and in the extremely difficult conditions, I finished in 5 hours 40 minutes. I raised over £10,000 for a very worthy charity, £2,000 of which was donated by New Quadrant Foundation, and this has covered the costs for six lifesaving missions across London. In June, New Quadrant Foundation is hosting a charity quiz, with all the proceeds going to the London’s Air Ambulance.