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Derbyshire Trust’s support for local air ambulance reaches over £25K

Derbyshire Trust’s support for local air ambulance reaches over £25K

The latest donation of £4,100 to The Air Ambulance Service from the Heanor Miners’ Welfare Trust brings the total amount they have raised for the lifesaving charity since 2009 to a staggering £25,223.

Members of the Trust organise events such as charity fun days, Christmas parties and summer dances – to name a few – every year.  This latest amount is the proceeds from their 2019 fundraising efforts.

Sue Hamilton, on behalf of the Trust, says:

“We regularly see the iconic yellow and grey helicopter flying over Heanor and we could not think of a more worthy cause to support. The local air ambulance is a charity which isn’t government-funded so we will continue to raise money for them.”

Every day of the year, the local air ambulance is helping to save lives at no cost to the NHS. Within minutes they can be at an incident delivering pre-hospital critical care to patients in order to give them the best chance of survival and recovery.

Community Fundraising Executive for the Air Ambulance Service, Kerry Wilson adds:

“I was delighted to be invited to the Heanor Miners’ Welfare Trust cheque presentation and to talk about the vital work of our lifesaving service – which reaches its 40,000 mission milestone in the coming months.

“It was a pleasure to be able to thank the members personally for their generous donation and fantastic support throughout the years; I look forward to attending their future events.”

Your local air ambulance crews are continuing their lifesaving missions through this difficult period, providing vital, critical care support to the NHS and relying solely on donations.

To find out more on how you can support your local air ambulance, click here or click the donate bar below.