Generous donations will help to keep Wiltshire's vital rescue service in the air (From This Is Wiltshire)
Generous donations will help to keep Wiltshire's vital rescue service in the air
1:00pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in Latest News
From left, Rotarian Ken Jacomb, president Terry Bazeley, paramedic Luke MacCallum, Rotarian Peter King and pilot Bob Lindup
Wiltshire Air Ambulance, which relies on public generosity to raise £2.5million a year to keep the service aloft, has been presented with two generous cheques recently.
Following an informative talk about the Wiltshire Air Ambulance at a meeting Melksham Rotary Club decided, on the advice of Rotarian Norman Drake, to donate a month’s profits from the Art House Café.
A cheque for £1,000 was given to the Air Support Unit at Devizes Police HQ, when pilot Bob Lindup and paramedic Luke MacCallum answered questions about the equipment aboard the helicopter and the sorts of callouts they tackle.
The second donation came from Geoff Mitchell and Ashley Hutchinson, from Warminster-based National Facilities Management, who raised £3,310. The duo cycled their way to Paris, France, for their fundraiser, when they pedalled more than 340 miles, climbed 11,800 feet and fought strong headwinds to complete their challenge.
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