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Leyland Pumpkin Patch raises vital funds to support children’s charity

Paul’s Farm Pumpkin Patch raised vital funds throughout October 2023 to support the Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) and their lifesaving missions for critically ill babies and children.

Paul’s Farm is a small family run farm, with just over 300 acres of arable land, a 40 stable livery yard, a farm shop, fabrication business, honeybees and, of course, the annual October pumpkin patch.

This year they had chosen the Children’s Air Ambulance as their Charity of the Year, and during October 2023 the pumpkin patch held a variety of fundraising events including raffles and spin the wheel games to support the vital service, raising a total of £782.25.

Every penny they have raised will go towards supporting further high-speed transfers with the Children’s Air Ambulance, transferring critically ill babies and children from local hospitals to specialist paediatric and neonatal treatment centres across the UK.

“We are extremely happy to have raised a great amount to support our Charity of the Year. Raising these vital funds to ensure the lifesaving missions can continue wouldn’t be possible without all the generous donations from the local community, so thank you,” said Tim Davies, on behalf of Paul’s Farm Pumpkin Patch.

“We’re looking forward to supporting the charity again this year and can’t wait to raise even more to support them,” he added.

The Children’s Air Ambulance is changing the face of paediatric and neonatal care through the high-speed transfer of critically ill babies and children – flying them from local hospitals to specialist paediatric and neonatal treatment centres via the clinically designed helicopters which provide a flying intensive care unit for babies and children.

Community Fundraising Executive for the charity, Kim Wright, said:

“We would like to thank all the team at Paul’s Farm Pumpkin Patch for choosing us as their Charity of the Year in 2023. The pumpkin patch is ran entirely with the help and support of a small army of volunteers, and we appreciate all their hard work in helping to raise these vital funds.”

“Without support from the local community and businesses, our high-speed transfers wouldn’t be able to continue. We receive no government or National Lottery funding so every penny they have raised will be vital in helping us to keep our helicopters flying,” she expressed.

To learn more, or to support the charity, please visit: www.childrensairambulance.org.uk or call 0300 3045 999.