26th May, 2017

Air Ambulance Week raises more than £7,000

Leamington Editorial 12th Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE FIRST ever Air Ambulance Week raised over £7,000 in Warwickshire.

The cash – raised by supporters who took to the streets to sell special pin badges – will help keep Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance’s (WNAA) flying.

Katie Lockton, fund-raising coordinator for WNAA, said: “The support from Warwickshire and Coventry has been amazing – people were actually crossing the street to buy our badges and show their appreciation of their local air ambulance.

“Now we want everyone to tell their friends how much fun they had so we can make it even bigger next year.”

Each mission WNAA fly costs an average of £1,700. As the charity receives no government funding, it relies entirely on donations to raise money for its lifesaving service.

Since its inception in 2003 it has been out on over 16,000 missions, saving lives every day in the local community.

Visit www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk for further details.