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1st September 2021
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Calling all runners for Chariots of Fire 2021

Chariots of Fire is only a few weeks away. Should you be planning to enter a team but have not yet done so, you have until Wednesday 15th September before registrations close.

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25th August 2021
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EAAA Chariots of Fire team to pass defibrillator instead of baton in city’s charity relay

The EAAA team will be running in Chariots with a defibrillator instead of the normal baton, to raise awareness for CPR and defibrillator training which the event is helping to fund.

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12th August 2021
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Double amputee and former EAAA patient Shaun Whiter to start Chariots of Fire Race in September

On Sunday 19th September Shaun Whiter, the Ipswich Town youth football coach, former Newmarket FC player and former East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) patient, will officially start the 2021 Chariots of Fire relay race in Cambridge.

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30th July 2021
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CMR take on Chariots of Fire

Despite the absence of Chariots of Fire in the calendar last year the organisers of this charitable relay race are delighted to see the steady sign up of team registrations.

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14th July 2021
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EAAA Doctors, CEO and former patient to take on Chariots of Fire race

A team from East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) will be amongst hundreds of relay runners taking on the 1.7-mile race in September.

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7th July 2021
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Life-saving CPR recognised with award

Bystander CPR which saved a young man’s life has been recognised in Cambridge with a Resuscitation Certificate from the Royal Humane Society, a charity which promotes lifesaving intervention.

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29th June 2021
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The race is on to save lives in Cambridgeshire

Given recent events during the football the importance of CPR and its life-saving impact has never been so prominent. Cambridge’s Chariots of Fire 2021 will proudly support life-saving CPR training through East Anglian Air Ambulance. On September 19th, the race is on to help save lives across Cambridgeshire through this annual charity race.

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23rd June 2021
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Support for Chariots of Fire well under way with ‘no slow-coaches’ from Dews Coaches

Support from Cambridgeshire’s business community for the 1.7-mile relay race has so far been positive, with over 50 teams signed up since the event launched to take part in the popular charity relay on Sunday 19 September. This year’s race will support East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) with a £97,500 project to boost life-saving CPR and defibrillator training.

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28th May 2021
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Air ambulance crews getting busier with cardiac arrests top call out

Last month (April 2021) East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) treated its highest number of patients for eight months, with cardiac arrests being the most common type of emergency in the region.

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26th May 2021
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Chariots of Fire introduces new Super Vets category

Organisers of Chariots of Fire are proud to announce the introduction of a new team category this year, Super Vets. This category is for teams, consisting of six runners, each being over 60 years old 

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18th May 2021
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Ready. Steady. Go….. Register your team for Chariots of Fire 2021

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is limbering up for this year’s Chariots of Fire after being selected as the official recipient charity for this year’s race on Sunday 19th September.

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28th September 2020
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Chain of Survival supported by Chariots of Fire

EAAA has been chosen as the benefitting charity for Chariots of Fire 2021.

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18th September 2020
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This time next year Cambridge will be helping to save lives

This weekend would have been the iconic Chariots of Fire relay race across the city centre. To mark the occasion, the new charity partnership, East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA), would like to highlight the importance of the annual event in supporting local causes, and celebrate the £1.48 million pounds which has been raised through the event since 1992.

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10th August 2020
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The sky’s the limit for Chariots of Fire 2021

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) will be limbering up for next year’s Chariots of Fire after being selected as the official recipient charity.

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31st March 2020
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Chariots of Fire 2019 raises over £92,000 for ACT!

The trustees of Hewitsons Charitable Trust are delighted to announce through the generosity of everyone involved in Chariots of Fire 2019, over £92,000 has been raised for ACT.

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24th October 2019
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First of two new emergency children’s ambulance services for the East of England funded thanks to donations

Addenbrooke’s charity fundraising success raises hopes of an anticipated second emergency children’s ambulance service.

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23rd September 2019
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Chariots of Fire race to the final ACT

With the dust settled and the runners recuperating after this year's Chariots of Fire the official charity, Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust (ACT), are aiming to gather £100,000.

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20th September 2019
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Teaming with enthusiasm for Sir Michael Marshall

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is entering more teams than ever into this year’s Chariots of Fire event, all running in honour of Sir Michael Marshall, the company’s former president, who had also been race president since 2007 until his death in July.

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11th September 2019
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Last chance to register for Chariots of Fire 2019

Businesses, Colleges and keen fundraisers are ready to race in this year’s Chariots of Fire on Sunday 22nd September.  Some spaces still remain for teams to take part for those who have not yet registered. With over three hundred teams already expected on the day there is still time, albeit limited, for teams to register and secure their place in the region’s largest charitable relay race.

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29th August 2019
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‘Call the Midwife’ handyman on hand to starts of Chariots of Fire

Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust (ACT) is delighted that 'Call the Midwife' star, Cliff Parisi will be part of the iconic Chariots of fire relay race on Sunday 22nd September. 

Cliff Parisi – who previously played Minty Peterson in EastEnders and now portrays handyman and gardener Fred Buckle in the well-loved BBC period drama ‘Call the Midwife’ – will sound the klaxon

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21st August 2019
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Countdown to Chariots!

Businesses all over Cambridge are going head to head at this year's Chariots of Fire relay race to support Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust (ACT).

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29th July 2019
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Sir Michael Marshall, Race President, passes away

Our sincere condolences to all of the Marshall family from everyone at Chariots of Fire.

Sir Michael Marshall had been our Race President since 2007 and long standing supporter of Chariots of Fire.

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10th July 2019
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Addenbrooke’s staff pull out all the stops to raise funds for a new children’s emergency ambulance service

Three teams from PICU at Addenbrooke’s have signed up to take part in Chariots of Fire and have organised a raffle selling tickets for the duration of the summer holidays to raise money for the Children’s Emergency Ambulance Service. Will you join them?

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26th June 2019
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Support the new children’s emergency ambulance service and help save the lives of children like ours

This September, Chariots of Fire has partnered with Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT). With your sponsorship, ACT is fundraising for a new specialist children’s ambulance service, dedicated to providing the highest level of care for the regions sickest children.

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14th May 2019
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The Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) team is limbering up

The Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) team (pictured) is limbering up for this year’s Chariots of Fire after being selected as the official recipient charity for this year’s race on Sunday 22ndSeptember. Each member of the team will each run a leg of the 1.7 mile relay race.

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17th April 2019
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Hewitsons Solicitors prepare to join in on the ACT!

As part of Hewitsons’ policy of investment in the communities in which it is based, a team of its 30 lawyers will be donning their distinctive red t-shirts and trainers in support of Addenbrookes Charitable Trust (ACT)

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2nd April 2019
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The Chariots of Fire baton is poised - will you join in on the ACT?

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) is limbering up for this year’s Chariots of Fire after being selected as the official recipient charity for this year’s race on Sunday 22nd September.

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13th August 2018
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Double gold Olympian to start Chariots of Fire

Double Olympic gold medalist and World Champion rower Tom James, MBE, will start this year’s Chariots of Fire event, Dr Andrew Harter, High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, has announced.

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26th July 2018
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Cambridge Colleges open their gates for Chariots of Fire

This year, on the 16th September, the region’s largest charitable relay race, Chariots of Fire, will be guiding its runners through the grounds of two of the City’s historic colleges. Passing through both Trinity College and King’s College the runners will need to contest with a new race route this year.

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12th July 2018
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Chariots of Fire Relay will help young people

Dr Andrew Harter CBE, the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, this week introduced  Michael O’Toole, one of the UK’s most experienced social enterprise champions, to a relay race that will make a real difference to local young people.

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18th June 2018
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Chariots of Fire 2018 supports local young people

The organisers of Chariots of Fire have selected Cambridgeshire Community Foundation (CCF) as the official charity for 2018.  Money raised will contribute to the Cambridgeshire High Sheriff’s Award Scheme, a fund managed by CCF.

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7th June 2018
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On your marks....Hewitsons get set for Chariots of Fire 2018

Spurred on by the arrival of Global Running Day four teams of lawyers from Hewitsons Solicitors have committed to join Chariots of Fire, the region’s longest running Charitable relay race.

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1st May 2018
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And they’re off! Chariots of Fire 2018 Launches

Monday the 1st May is the official launch of Chariots of Fire 2018, the region’s largest charity relay race, and this year all sponsorship monies raised will go to this year’s official charity Cambridgeshire Community Foundation (CCF).

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6th February 2018
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Business Community raises £63,140 for Alzheimer’s in Chariots Dash

Cambridgeshire’s biggest charity event, Chariots of Fire, saw 340 local businesses enter teams to take part in the 1.6 mile relay race, raising an amazing £63,140 for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

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