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Fun day raises enough for two missions

A hugely successful charity fun day for staff and families of the Knights of Old Group and Truck East has resulted in a cheque for £4,291 for The Air Ambulance Service – enough to fund two helicopter emergency medical missions.

The cheque was presented to one of TAAS’s pilots at a special event at Coventry Airport, the home of two of their services, Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and the Children’s Air Ambulance, this month.

Kelvin Gingell of Knights of Old, one of the largest privately owned logistics companies in the Midlands, handed over the cheque  to Mark Woodley, 2nd Pilot for the Children’s Air Ambulance. Also present were David Hall, Director from Truck East, and Matthew Gripton, area sales manager on behalf of TIP.

The close links between the companies and the charity was illustrated by TIP Trailer Services supplying specially designed curtains for a dedicated Knights of Old air ambulance curtain-sided trailer.

Mike Furnival, commercial director at TIP Trailer Services, said: ‘This trailer is now running in the Knights of Old distribution fleet and can regularly be seen on the roads across the UK, acting as a highly visible mobile advertisement for the charity.’