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Bromley runner urges people to get behind first-aid charity’s marathon campaign

PUBLISHED: 10:32 25 November 2016 | UPDATED: 10:32 25 November 2016

Bromley runner Andrew Redmond

Bromley runner Andrew Redmond

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He has first-hand experience of the charity’s life-saving efforts

A Bromley runner is urging people to get behind a leading first-aid charity’s London Marathon effort and help save people’s lives.

Father-of-two Andrew Redmond, who lives between Hayes and West Wickham, is already in training for next year’s marathon to raise funds for St John’s Ambulance.

The 37-year-old runs two days a week into his office, which is five miles away from home, followed by longer runs of around eight to ten miles at weekends.

Mr Redmond has first-hand experience of the charity’s vital work.

“They helped my nine-year-old nephew who was injured during a rugby competition,” he explained.

“There was a lot of blood as he’d hurt his nose, but the first aiders quickly fixed him up and made him feel totally at ease - I was very impressed.

“Also many years ago while on a day trip with friends we stopped for a break in the motorway services; while doing so one of my friends suffered an epileptic fit.

“We all froze and didn’t know what to do at all until a lady who had first aid training from St John Ambulance pretty much got the situation under control. I will never forget that day.”

The charity still has plenty of places for people who want to run the marathon on its behalf on April 23, 2017.

To sponsor Mr Redmond, go to: www.virginmoneygiving.com/andrewredmond

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