Emergency Care Assistant wins military award

Emergency Care Assistant wins military award


Emergency Care Assistant Luke Wigman has won the Overcoming Adversity Award at the annual military awards - The Millies.

Luke and his good friend Ibi Ali conquered one of the toughest races in existence, the world marathon challenge where they ran seven marathons, across seven continents over seven days.

The pair clocked up over 360 miles and covered covering 43,500km. Starting their mission in Antarctica through South America, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia running their final race in Sydney.

Luke, who is based at Hucknall Station, joined the ambulance service in 2014 after a career in the Royal Air Force. 

During his time serving in the forces Luke suffered a serious leg injury when stepping on a land mine in Afghanistan. Luke’s passion and dedication to push himself through rehabilitation and recovery has taken him all over the world, including competing in the North Pole Marathon, representing UK armed forces and winning gold in the Invictus Games, and most recently winning the Volcano Marathon in Chile.

With every challenge Luke has raised money for the charities that helped him with his rehabilitation. His latest challenge was to raise money for the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC), which will provide rehabilitation for seriously wounded members of the armed forces. 

Construction has started on the new facility in the East Midlands, and is due to open in 2018.