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Ice hockey, cake sales and business donations all help in our mission to save lives

Our charity relies on donations to provide our lifesaving service and we are so grateful to be supported by all sections of the community. Here is some of the fundraising that has taken place recently.

We were thrilled to be the chosen charity for the Swindon Wildcats ice hockey match on 23 February at the Link Centre, Swindon. Our volunteers, charity staff and paramedics were in attendance to collect donations, while our mascot, Wilber, took part in fun activities with Willie Wildcat!

Supporters who visited us at our airbase in Semington included:

Malmesbury Cycling Club members Bryan and Howard who presented the funds raised from their Christmas Eve ride.

Staff from House of Fraser’s head office in Swindon marked the end of their charity partnership with us. As well as holding cake sales, the team donated a large quantity of clothing for sale in our charity shops in Devizes and Westbury and our stall at last year’s WOMAD festival.

Enterprising sisters Phoebe and Holly baked cookies and sold them to their neighbours in Calne. They are pictured with their parents and our paramedics Dan and James.

Emma Taylor and Daisy Froggatt of Goughs Solicitors presented us with a cheque from their fundraising – which included a golf day, running the Corsham 10K and curry events - during the last two years as members of The 100 Club.

A large number of members of the Moonraker Lodge of Wiltshire Freemasons, along with their families, presented their latest cheque to us.

Members of Edington & Tinhead Women’s Institute made a donation after a tour of our airbase. Their visit followed a talk given at their meeting by one of our volunteers.

Music teacher Chloe Jordan, of Potterne, who has supported us by holding concerts over the past two years, visited along with one of her students, Pip, to present a cheque.

Charlie Coward and Charlotte Jeffery of Hillbrush, manufacturer of cleaning equipment based in Mere, presented funds from their Christmas raffle.

Finally, regular supporters Roy Whiting and Paula Vine, of Melksham, presented us with a cheque.

Altogether these fundraising activities have totalled over £21,000 and are just some of the donations we’ve received recently.

We couldn’t do what we do without the amazing support we receive from community groups, individuals and businesses.

Remember, our charity is not funded directly by the Government and receives no National Lottery grants.

It costs £3.75 million a year to keep Wiltshire Air Ambulance operational – that’s just over £10,000 a day.

If you’re interested in fundraising for your local air ambulance, please get in touch. Email hello@wiltshireairambulance.co.uk or call 01225 300536.

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