Community Events

Our Supporter Thank Yous – November ’18

We’ve rounded up all of our amazing supporter stories for this month to give a huge thanks for all the great fundraising and donations raised to keep our charity saving lives.

This month saw us have our first ever Quiz night, hosted on 20th November at the Benn Hall in Rugby.  We are delighted to announce that we raised just over £3,000 and we would like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors of the event: Crowhurst Gale, Clifton Road Chiropractic, HLK’s Pub Quiz and Booker Wholesale. Also thank you to all of the individuals and local businesses that were so generous in their donations, to all of the volunteers that gave up their own time to work the event and to every single person who came along and showed their support. It was all of you that made the event such a success. Finally, a special mention to the three teams that won a cash prize and immediately gave it back to us, we’re very grateful to all of you for your support – here’s to next year!

C W Sellors Christmas Wishes

£1680.57 was raised from selling Candy Canes of the Christmas tree and each Candy Cane had a gift voucher. We’d like to thank Chris and James and Rebecca Sellors for supporting The Air Ambulance Service and reaching an incredible milestone of £250,949 total raised.

Angels Whispers from Northampton

£1000 raised by Angels Whispers from a clairvoyance evening. Thank you to everyone that was involved and gave their money to help us keep flying.

Trent Wings Motorcycle Group

£629.72 has been raised by the Trent Wings Motorcycle Group for The Air Ambulance Service.

Amanda Ellis & DHL Supply Chain Langley Mill

£1270.40 was raised by these amazing people who held a Charity Family Fun Open Day on the 5th of August 2017 and a Christmas Raffle and decided that money raised would be donated to The Air Ambulance Service, however, they had been awarded under a DHL Foundation on “Match It” programme to have this doubled.

Thank you again from everyone at The Air Ambulance Service, without you, we wouldn’t be able to continue our lifesaving work.

John & Jenny May, The Railway Tea Rooms & Many more!

Thank you to John & Jenny May for donating £459.73, for us and £139.13 to Derbyshire Blood Bikes.

They decided they would support us in a very unique way, to decorate their front garden for Halloween and asked passers-by to make a donation. This was the 8th and last year John decided to raise money for us and he was very pleased at the generosity of the people of Belper. John has raised an amazing total of £2759.29.

This year’s total was boosted when John made a Chocolate Train with a track and Carriage. The Railway Tea Rooms kindly agreed to do a raffle for us and, with other donations, it raised £46.00. A special thank you to Clare Ransom, Kate Pecz & Debbie Hales for all their help and support with this.

We also would like to thank Oooh La Laa, Derbyshire Blood Bikes, Splitz Dance Troop for their support on the evening. A huge thank you to Morrison’s Belper who donated the sweets and Halloween buckets for the evening.

Incredible efforts that help us to keep doing what we do on a daily basis – thank you so much!

John and Val Gee

£500 was raised by John and Val Gee who recently celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary and asked for donations to The Air Ambulance Service in lieu of presents. Many of the donations were gift aided so will be worth more and we are so grateful for the support that John and Val provide for us.

Graham Bonsal  (Jethro) and friends

Walked on his 60th birthday from Eastwood Notts to Cromford Derbyshire a total of 22.8 miles with donations from local pubs Mellors Mews, Gamekeeper, Dog & Parrot and friends collected a total of £1600.00 to be split between The Air Ambulance Service and the Children’s Air Ambulance, so both charities benefit from the funds raised which is incredible.

Loughborough Greenfields Bowls Club

£300.00 has been raised by the club by imposing a number of fun fines for ”Breaches in club etiquette”. This is a great example of how different ideas can bring people together and create donations for a worthwhile cause such as us at The Air Ambulance.

Mr & Mrs Pumpkin

£948.89 donated in very unique way. Starting on 20th October 2018, they opened the farm for Pumpkin picking and they had lots of fun activities for all the family including bouncy castle, fairground rides, face painting, Pumpkin trail around the farm, food stalls from Oakfield Farm and much more. Mr Pumpkin said:

“Please keep an eye out for our posters from Mid – October next year and we are growing even more pumpkins next year”.

Friends of Festival

£250.00 raised by those who gave up their spare time to help at the Shackerstone Family Festival. On the first weekend of September each year, the small, sleepy Leicestershire village of Shackerstone springs into life with the sights and sounds of the Family Festival and have once again raised funds for us which are crucial to keep us flying.

Openwoodgate Adelphic Club

£324.00 raised when they decided their annual raffle collection would be given to The Air Ambulance Service. In Memory of Colin Sheldon a loving husband and very proud member of the Adelphic Club who sadly died on 28th April 2018; Colin will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Buxton CC Thursday Social & Peak Ascent Cycles

£491.65 raised by 8 Members of Buxton Cycling Clubs Thursday Social. This group cycled the height of Mount Everest, an impressive 8848m! Using static bikes linked via the internet there efforts have gone towards helping our charity to help and rescue other people within Derbyshire and 4 other counties. Incredible effort by these 8 guys.

MG Owners Club

Thank you to Northants MG Owners Club who have been supporting us for many years raising donations from road runs and other events with the most recent event raising £1100.

Higham Ferrers Sparkle

£255 was raised from an event organised by Mayor Jason Smithers who has chosen The Air Ambulance Service as his chosen charity for his term in office. One of our volunteers, Keith, held a stall at the event to raise awareness and donations to help keep us flying.

Jordan Car Repair Services in Rugby

Simon Jordan and Kevin Clusker of Jordan Car Repair Services in Rugby, have completed a marathon Banger Rally Challenge to raise money for The Air Ambulance Service and raised over £2,100. With both Simon and Kevin’s family members having been rescued by the lifesaving service, the pair took on this challenge to support us in our mission to help save lives.