East Midlands Ambulance Service thanks Skegness Stadium after annual emergency services race during site’s Carnival Day festivities

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Sunday saw the return of the third annual Emergency Services race at Skegness Stadium’s Carnival Day festivities.

Visitors were treated to a spectacular display of stock car racing, caravan banger racing and the Crusher Monster Truck but the main event was a parade displaying emergency vehicles from East Midlands Ambulance Service, Lincolnshire Police, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service and the RNLI.

Afterwards, emergency drivers representing each of the services took to their stock cars to have a series of exciting races and the team from East Midlands Ambulance Service was first over the line to take the trophy.

The fun day also had a serious side with proceeds from the day going towards the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Charity.

All of the staff who attended did so in their own time - not just the drivers but the support team that took the display vehicle’s to the event and then met the public for photos and health promotion.

Steve Pratten, Operational Support Manager for EMAS said “We thank the Skegness Stadium for the opportunity.

“The event was a great success and we look forward to being involved next year.

“It had a fun element about it as well as being a great chance for the public to have a look at emergency vehicles up-close and talk to staff from all of the services involved.

“It also produced a welcome bonus to the coffers of the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

“I hope everyone who came along had a great time and I’m very proud that the EMAS team took the ‘chequered flag’ for the Ambulance Service.

“I will certainly be claiming bragging rights amongst our colleagues from the other emergency services!”