Air ambulance week’s £5,000 injection
12:00pm Friday 5th October 2012 in Latest News
People got on bikes, made cakes and dressed up last week to raise money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
The week was designated National Air Ambulance Week and supporters all over the county held events which have raised more than £5,000 for the Wiltshire charity.
Staff at Sainsbury’s in Chippenham took part in a static bike ride in store, while staff at Devizes Leisure Centre ran on a treadmill for 15 hours.
Youngsters at Snapdragons Nursery dressed up in the yellow and blue colours of the Wiltshire Air Ambulance while volunteers at the Wiltshire Air Ambulance charity shop in Westbury sold cakes.
Caroline Corrigan, head of fundraising for Wiltshire Air Ambulance, said: “Wiltshire has done us proud. Our first year in promoting this awareness week alongside our fellow air ambulance charities across the country really has made a huge impact.
“Lots of businesses got involved and their customers helped by donating wherever they could. The funds raised by this one week will make a real difference to our fundraising income but, more importantly, help raise awareness of our work.”
Money raised can be sent to the charity’s office at the Air Support Unit, Police HQ, London Road, Devizes, SN10 2DN, letting the charity know how the cash was collected. Certificates will be sent to all who helped and pictures will be added to the charity’s Facebook page and Twitter accounts. It costs £700,000 a year to keep the air ambulance flying.
l Couple’s Moroccan fundraising trek for air ambulance: See page 27