A mother who died in a horse riding accident is the inspiration behind a fundraising drive to help Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.
Rebecca Goodman is taking part in the London Marathon in memory of mum Jane who lost her life ten days after falling from a horse.
Despite the best efforts of the air ambulance and the hospital sadly my mum passed away ten days later from her injuries, but if it hadn’t been for them, I don’t think we would have had those days to come to terms with what had happened and say goodbye properlyRebecca Goodman
She was airlifted to hospital by air ambulance within minutes the accident, which happened in 2010.
Rebecca said: “I am running the marathon in memory of my amazing mum who died after a horse riding accident in 2010.
“It’s very important to me and my family and I need to raise £2,000 for the charity. I’m hoping people will want to donate for this good cause as they save so many lives each year and rely solely on donations without receiving any Government funding.”
Jane had been riding for many years and was passionate about horses.
Rebecca, who lives in Coton Meadows, said: “Despite the best efforts of the air ambulance and the hospital sadly my mum passed away ten days later from her injuries, but if it hadn’t been for them, I don’t think we would have had those days to come to terms with what had happened and say goodbye properly.
“I wish I had a happier story to tell but there are so many other people that do because of the air ambulance. They save so many lives every year.”
The dedicated runner has raised £1,661.00 so far.
“The training has been going well too,” added Rebecca.
“I managed an 18-mile run over the weekend which is the furthest I have done so far.”
Rebecca said she knows completing the London Marathon, on April 26, will be tough.
“I want to help the air ambulance as much as I can,” she said.
“Most of all, I want to make my mum proud.”