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UKBIC Good Samaritans to climb Snowdon in aid of lifesaving charity

Good Samaritans from the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre in Baginton are aiming to raise £1,700 for the local air ambulance by climbing Snowdon.

The party of 17 plan to walk to the summit using the popular Llanberis Path later this month (May 28) and raise the necessary funds to cover the cost of a single flight for the helicopter.

The Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) operates under The Air Ambulance Service which also runs the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance, as well as the national paediatric and neonatal transfer service, the Children’s Air Ambulance, covering the whole of the UK.

The Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance does not receive government of National Lottery funding for its daily missions. It relies entirely on voluntary donations and support from its local communities and business.

Ian Vickers, who heads up UKBIC’s voluntary Energy Action fundraising group, said: “The team are eager to get the walk-up Snowdon underway. WNAA is such a fantastic cause and keen to partner with us in any way they can.

When the charity committee were deciding on who would be the company’s charity, it made perfect sense to support a local charity and you can’t get much more local than our neighbours on the other side of our fence. We have many plans to support this fabulous charity in other ways in the future.”

With the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance base also in Baginton, the team at UKBIC often see the charity’s iconic yellow and grey helicopter take to the skies on lifesaving missions.

WNAA Community Fundraising Executive, George May, adds: “The support of our local communities and businesses is so important to our charity as we rely solely on generous donations. I’d like to say good luck, and a huge thank you to the team at UKBIC for challenging themselves to raise funds for our service.

“Our crews are available, 24/7, 365 days a year, so support like this means that we can continue to deliver our lifesaving, frontline critical care to those who need it most.”

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