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After starting this year’s Chariot’s Of Fire event, former Formula One driving ace, Mark Blundell will be showing his support for the East Anglian Air Ambulance by taking part in the charity run in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Mark has recently been highlighting in the local press the fact that charities such as the Air Ambulance rely on donations in order to provide a service to the public.

“We don’t realise that if funds aren’t available, there will be no air ambulance ready to save those valuable seconds which can make the difference between life and death.”

He will be joined in the run by over 2000 other participants, which gets its name from Lord David Puttnam’s cinema classic. The event has outgrown the original route taken through the grounds of Perse School and now takes place through Cambridge’s ancient streets.

This will be a different challenge for Mark, who completed 61 races in Formula One, finishing third three times. After finishing his racing career with a crash resulting in a number of broken vertebrae, he knows well about the value of emergency treatment and is showing his support for the cause this weekend.

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