Mamma Mia! ABBA night raises £10,000 for air ambulance
Money, money, money raised for the local air ambulance after a spectacular outdoor showing of Mamma Mia raised £15,000 for their vital services.
Over 700 people took a chance on the event, which was held on Friday 2nd September at Winwick Hall. It was an amazing success, featuring a 70s style discotheque with BBC Northampton’s Bernie Keith as the DJ, as well as an incredible fireworks display to round off the evening.
There were even prizes for the dancing queen and for the best costume of the evening.
Tracy Grunwell, senior fundraising manager, said: “The name of the game was raising money – and thanks to our wonderful supporters and the great turn out, we’ve done really well. The £15,000 could help us pay for over a year’s worth of medication for Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.”
Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance receives no government funding, relying on events like these and the support of the public to keep their lifesaving service flying. Each mission costs an average of £1,700, with the helicopter going on approximately three missions a day. Recently the charity has expanded its service, offering a critical care car to continue saving lives at night as well as during the day.
The night was hosted by Bruce Green, one of the charity’s ambassadors, who has been supporting the charity for many years.
The fireworks display at the night was put on by long-time supporters of the charity MLE Pyrotechnics.
The charity would like to thank everyone that took part on the day.