New Year's Resolutions are easily made but can be tricky to maintain. But for former patient Charlotte Fox she not only maintained her resolution to start running - she smashed it!

Last year Charlotte made a pledge to get start running. She, along with her local netball team, ran The Great Thatcham Santa Run - together they raised an amazing £800.

For Charlotte her motivations are clear. Charlotte's life was saved by Thames Valley Air Ambulance after a serious road traffic collision. It was only earlier last year that she started to feel comfortable talking openly about what had happened to her.

“I suffered multiple injuries after being thrown from the back seat of a car after it veered across the M4 near Reading and struck a tree. Thames Valley Air Ambulance were on scene within minutes, without them I dare not think what would have happened”.

The severity of her injuries - which included fractured vertebrae, a fractured collar bone, two fractured ribs, a punctured lung and fractured lumbar - meant she had to be air-lifted by Thames Valley Air Ambulance to hospital in Slough. She was in intensive care for two days.

In August last year she had the confidence to come up to RAF Benson and meet the crew who rescued her.

After completing The Great Thatcham Santa Run, Charlotte has now got the running bug and wants to up the ante. She will be taking on the Reading Half Marathon in March and running on behalf of TVAA.

“I am so excited to take on another challenge for TVAA and hope it inspires others to do so. I really wouldn’t be here without them.”

If you would like to join Charlotte or are interested in any other challenges check out our new Challenges section on the website.