Community Events

Our Supporter Thank Yous – June

It’s halfway through the year and we’re seeing some amazing work from all of our supporters. From dress downs to presentations, we want to thank everyone for their efforts in keeping us flying!

Morrisons – Northampton

This was an event that Morrisons put on for a walking group that uses the café there on a regular basis. They try to get different organisations in every little while to keep the café uses interested. The presentation was well received, a number of the people were already donating to the Warwickshire, Northamptonshire Air Ambulance lottery

DHL Mothercare

Thank you to the DHL Mothercare team for their donation of £300 which has been achieved by holding dress down Fridays, cake sales and other activities.

Rushton Fete

Rushton Fete have raised £120 by having a stand selling merchandise and spreading the word for raising funds. As a small annual village fete, there are stalls from the charities and local organisations. Also present was a local band and local children’s dance troupe, a Scammel showman’s lorry, some vintage tractors & a miniature traction engine. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped raise funds and awareness for our great work.

Irchester Bowls Club

A commemorative event was organised by the Dennyside Bowling Association in memory of George Willmott who was a member of the club and recently died. Members had come from all over the country, with one member driving up from Cornwall to attend. The format was a bowls match, followed by a three-course meal after which our volunteer Keith, spoke about the work of The Air Ambulance Service. We want to thank all of the members who made donations which came to a total of £1,900; without all of your support, we wouldn’t be able to continue the lifesaving work we do.

Judy Hazeldine of Refresco

On 6th May, Judy did a skydive to raise funds for DLRAA. As well as having the most amazing time, Judy was able to raise a brilliant £400 for us! We can’t thank you enough for your bravery and incredible fundraising effort.

DHL International (UK) Telesales

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance would like to say a huge thank you to DHL International (UK) Telesales who, as a department, have donated a tremendous £9,738.56 for us over the last year – They have had a great time raising the money too! The total raised through the fundraising was £8,538.56. However, they applied for a DHL match it donation, where DHL will give a maximum of £1,200 on top of the money raised. They were delighted to receive the full £1,200, which took the total to £9,738.56 – We are incredibly grateful for all of their support.

Black Sheep MCC

Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance are saying a big thank you to the Black Sheep MCC after a Charity Music Weekend raised £410.00 for our vital services.

McLaughlin and Harvey Construction Ltd

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance would like to say a huge thank you to McLaughlin and Harvey Construction Ltd for their generous donation of £1,000. Bryan Meenan, project manager at McLaughlin and Harvey, was looking for a local charity to work in partnership with. They are currently developing the new UPS hub at East Midlands Airport. Bryan saw some aerial shots of the hub that our crew took on the way back from a mission that we posted on our twitter page. He loved the images and they decided to choose our charity for their incredible gesture.