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A massive thank you to all our collectors and supporters who made Air Ambulance Week 2016 such a success – raising over £30,000.
We held collections at dozens of locations during the awareness week in September, handing out our special yellow cross pin badges in exchange for donations.
Collette Richardson, fundraising manager, said: “’The generosity of people was fantastic and the response we got on the streets from the public was amazing.
“I would also like to thank all the volunteers who gave up their time to help with the collections. We couldn’t have done it without them. It was only the second year the campaign has been organised but it is going from strength to strength and will continue to develop each year.”
Volunteers answered our plea for people to come forward to help with the collections and former patients shared their stories to spread the word about our lifesaving work. Air Ambulance Week ran from September 17 to September 25.
On 11th April 2014, we flew Jack from the Isle of Wight to Southampton. It was a journey that saved his life.
At just four weeks old Jack was in hospital with suspected bronchiolitis. He had gone off his feeds and, more frighteningly, was struggling to breathe. A consultant advised that he needed emergency specialist heart surgery. This couldn’t be done on the Isle of Wight. We flew Jack to the specialist care he desperately needed in just eight minutes.
By taking part in Air Ambulance Week 2016, you’re helping us save mote little lives like Jack’s.