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Sporty challenges, village show and community events!

Our charity relies on donations to provide our essential lifesaving service and here is a round-up of some of the fundraising that has taken place by our supporters recently.

Mark Hopkins decided on an unusual way to celebrate his 50th birthday – by inviting family and friends to join him and take part in the Royal Wootton Bassett Triathlon in May.

Mark had volunteered at the event for many years but this was his first time competing. Altogether Team 50, as they were called, had nearly 60 competitors. Members of the team visited our airbase, in Semington, to present the amount they raised.

Our volunteer Barbara Sealy attended a presentation to receive a cheque from the organisers of the Somerford Show and Tractor Run.

Sandra Wright, of Swindon, had fun having paint thrown at her while completing a 5km Colour Run at Bath Racecourse! She visited our airbase to present the proceeds from her fundraising.

Also visiting our airbase were staff from the Mercedes-Benz dealership, Swindon, who handed over a cheque from a customer golf day, which included a raffle and auction. The dealership is a member of our charity’s fundraising and business networking group, The 100 Club.

Residents of Farleigh Avenue, Trowbridge, held a garden party in aid of our charity and they visited our airbase to present a cheque.

Finally, the community in Pewsey supported our charity by organising a fun day at the Coopers Arms pub, which included live music, games and a raffle. Charity staff member Hollie Perryman visited the pub to receive a cheque from the organisers.

The amount of the donations above totals just over £15,950 and are just a few of the ones we’ve received from our loyal supporters and local businesses recently.

We value all donations as they enable us to continue saving lives in Wiltshire and surrounding counties.

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

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

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