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Lifesaving air ambulance launches more drive-in donation days

The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) is once again encouraging local communities to donate preloved or unwanted goods to keep its crews’ saving lives by bringing donations to its drive-in donation days.

The charity is hosting two drive-in days in Northamptonshire and Warwickshire offering both morning and afternoon slots.

The first date is Wednesday 12 July at Blue Skies House, Butlers Leap in Rugby, and the second date is Saturday 15 July at its Daventry warehouse, with both days offering slots from 10am – 12.30pm and 1pm – 3pm.

“Following our previous success of the donation drive-ins, we are thrilled to launch another set of dates for people to continue being able to show their support for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance,” said WNAA Business Support Manager, Billie Grant.

“Whether it’s unwanted gifts, items people no longer love, items that no longer fit, or simply haven’t worn, we want them – if someone wanted those items once, give us the chance to let someone else love them again,” she added.

The charity is encouraging its local and loyal supporters to donate clothes, shoes, accessories, bric-a -brac, toys and games, as well as electrical items such as PCs, laptops, mobile phones, tablets, and kindles.

For larger items such as furniture, the charity is asking people to follow the usual process by getting in touch to arrange a free collection.

“People’s unwanted and preloved items can help keep us continue our lifesaving work throughout the counties. Just book your slot either via our website or by contacting us directly, and drop your items off to us, we will be there on hand to help, and you don’t even need to worry about finding somewhere to park – it couldn’t be simpler,” added Billie.

Celebrating 20 years of service this year, the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance is saving lives across its counties and further afield. Its crew are available 24/7, 365 days a year to deliver lifesaving critical care at road traffic collisions, sports events, medical emergencies – such as cardiac arrest and accidents at home – and other incidents needing expert pre-hospital medical interventions.

With no government funding and relying solely on generous donations to remain operational, income from generous donation drives enables the charity to operate and reach those in their hour of need.

To book a slot for the donation drive-in, the charity is asking people to either book online here for Rugby, or here for Daventry, or contact them via email at: [email protected], or by calling its helpful team on 0300 3045 999.

For anyone wishing to find out more about the lifesaving service, please follow its social channels: @WNDLRAirAmbulance.