Our Supporter Thanks You’s – December
Here are all the stories of fundraising for December where we’d like to give a huge thanks for all of those who have supported us this month and for the whole of 2018 – you’ve made the year incredible for us and the lives of those we’ve saved through your generosity.
Kennedys Estate Agents
Kennedy’s confirmed this month that they have decided to support The Warwickshire and Northampton Air Ambulance for the months of December and January. They are a small family run, fixed fee estate agency and decided they will generously donate 5% of fees to us for any new customers joining them in December and January upon successful sale of their homes. This equates to £75 per transaction for The Air Ambulance Service and is a huge offering – thank you!
The Rotary Club of Church Wilne
£3053.31 was raised from their horse riding event and £1176.25 from a bucket collection at the county show making a grand total £4229.26 after an excellent meal at Trent Lock Golf Club the cheque was presented by Andrew Cartwright to community fundraises John Bowen and Keith Murfin who also acted as marshalls at the horse riding event.
Matlock Bath Steampunk Weekend
We’re saying a big Thank You to Forget Me Not Coffee Shop Matlock Bath for donating £957.11, for their vital services.
Heather and Staff from Forget Me Not Coffee Shop & Chesterfield Stephenson Steampunk Cogglegation presented volunteers Richard, Grace & Julie Fletcher Derbyshire Community Representatives for DLRAA, with the money at Coffee Shop in North Parade Matlock Bath. They decided they would support the DLRAA in very unique way.
They held their first Matlock Bath Steampunk Weekend on the 16th & 17th November 2018. To support this weekend a bucket collection was held in Matlock Bath, by our team of volunteers and the generosity of people was fantastic and the response we got on the streets from the public was amazing despite the very mixed weather, we raised £565.73. Throughout the weekend there was something for everyone who visited. The ladybird Shopping Centre had Local and Steampunk traders. Live music throughout the North Parade and at 3.00pm each day was a parade from the Temple Bar to the Midland.
A special thank you to Ladybird Market who raised £170 & Anthony Etherton, known as Ants Trepeneur, who raised £44 singing for free in Rose Cottage in Matlock Bath.
Strong Survive Derbyshire 2018
The Children’s Air Ambulance saying a big thank you to Strong Survive Derbyshire (a local motorcycle club) donated £1224.61 for their vital services.
The money was raised when Strong Survive hosted an excellent custom and classic bike show on Saturday 22nd September 2018, at Lambhouse Lane Shottle– showing off different bikes to appeal to all riders while raising money for TCAA; it featured five custom show categories: Chopper, Lowrider, Custom Streetfighter, Trike and Classic, as well as an overall Best in Show. The event had refreshment, craft & tombola stalls and a special raffle with prizes donated by local business. They had some great music too, League of Zeal MCC provided the food stalls.
Ripley Whist Club 2018
Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance are saying a big thank you to Jen Fearnley and the Ripley Whist Club for raising £1059.00 for their vital services.
Jen Fearnley and the Ripley Whist Club presented Richard Fletcher Volunteer Derbyshire Community Representative for DLRAA with a Cheque for £1059.00.at one of their Whist Drives.
The donation came following on from the previous year’s support, thought out the year they hosted a range of events and stalls as part of the activities for Ripley Whist Club, also from a raffle at their Annual Ladies Royal Ascot Day Event and the winner of the raffle donated their winnings.
Thank you to Denby Pottery who raised £1117.01 ovr a weekend through selling cakes, bucket ollection, Christmas cards and other merchandise as well as selling some amazing stock from Carsington Shop. A fantastic result and this helps so much towards helping to keep are service running.
Scarsdale Farm and Equine Practice
£3,800 was raised by the Scarsdale and Equine Practice through hosting a ball to raise awareness of our service. Thank you so much for everyone’s generosity for keeping us flying.
TSB Bank, Rugby Branch
Big thank you to TSB Rugby Branch who have chosen The Air Ambulance Service as their chosen charity of the year through their staff and customers, so we can’t wait to see what the next year has to bring with ongoing fundraising.
Local business, Data Graphics raised £20 for The Air Ambulance Service with their Christmas Jumper Day on the 14th December. Thank you so much for the effort guys, you all looked fab!
One of our volunteers from Nuneaton, Aileen Measom has come up with a very creative fundraising initiative. Alison runs Book-folding craft workshops and the money raised from people attending is donated to The Air Ambulance Service and has raised over £150 so far. Amazing work!
The Stand Hair and Beauty Salon
The Air Ambulance Service want to say a big thank you to The Strand Hair & Beauty Salon for raising £141.00 for their vital services.
They decided they would support the DLRAA with a very special Christmas Raffle which was drawn at the presentation and they had some fantastic prizes donated by local business.
De Bradelei Mill Belper
The Air Ambulance Service want to say a big thank you to De Bradelei Mill Belper 2018 for raising £1001.88.
The donation was raised from regular bucket collections at the mill throughout the year and was supported by the Belper & Matlock District Volunteers Group. They decided they would do even more to support us and in 2018 and their aim was to raise £1000.00 and hoping even more in 2019. Our next collection will be on 26th January 2019, please come and support this brilliant shopping village in the heart of Belper and help raise more money for the amazing lifesaving charity.
The Railway Tea Rooms Belper
The Railway Tea Rooms Belper have raised £312.61 for The Air Ambulance Service.
They decided they would support us with a very special Christmas Raffle and Selling Christmas Merchandise. They had some fantastic prizes donated by local business.
Heanor Floral Art Group
We wish to say a big thank you to Heanor Floral Art Group for raising £2000.00 for their vital services.
Heanor Floral Art Group presented Grace Fletcher & Sue Cartwright Derbyshire Volunteer Community Representatives for DLRAA, with the cheque at their Christmas Party at Wilmot Street Welfare Centre, Wilmot Street, Heanor. The donation came when thought-out the year they hosted a range of events and stalls as part of the activities for group.
Alan Beverley 100 Mile Trek
Alan Beverley raised £370.58 for The Air Ambulance Service. Alan Beverley donated £1852.90 to his chosen Charities British Heart Foundation, Leuka, Cancer Research, The Air Ambulance Service & Rotary Club of Ripley.
The money was raised when Alan chose to walk a second part of the Pennine Bridleway which was just over 100miles with the support of Max, one of Alan’s Harness Ponies. Max’s was taking on the role of Pack Pony and carrying all of his camping gear. He left Hebden Bridge on 10 August and aimed to arrive at Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria on 16 August. But managed to complete this one day earlier. Which was truly amazing with the harsh weather they both went through.