DORSET and Somerset Air Ambulance is delighted to announce the launch of their latest fundraising event; ‘The 5K Twilight Shift’.

Taking place at Henstridge Airfield on Saturday 24th September 2022, this event will involve people running, jogging, or walking 5K around the airfield, which is the home of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance team.

The event will begin at 5pm; this is significant as it is the time when the crew of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance begin the twilight shift and carry on their life-saving work into the night.

Supporters can enter the 5K Twilight Shift as an individual, as a family, or a group. You can take part as a serious runner or simply use it to have fun and exercise on what will hopefully be a beautiful late afternoon in September.

Participants could even wear fancy dress, or for the more experienced 5K challengers, carry extra weight, just like the air ambulance team need to do, when they are attending an incident.

Businesses or groups might like to use the 5K Twilight Shift as an opportunity for team building, or in house competitions with friends and colleagues; it really is an event that is open to all.

There are only 500 places available and the charity hopes that anyone who is fortunate to gain a place, will use the opportunity to raise a minimum of £25 in sponsorship.

Supporters who manage to raise £100 or more, will receive a special gift from the charity and all participants will receive a certificate after they have completed the event.

Emma Jones, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance fundraising manager said: “We are so excited to be launching our new fundraiser, the 5K Twilight Shift.

"I’d encourage everyone, no matter your age or ability to register and take part – we can’t wait to see you there!”

To take part in the 5K Twilight Shift and support Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, simply register online via the charity’s website: where more information can also be found.