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Wiltshire Air Ambulance finally celebrates its 30th Birthday

Wiltshire Air Ambulance finally got to celebrate its 30th birthday at a special Ball held at Bowood on Saturday 9 October 2021.

The event officially took place in the charity’s 31st year of operation after the Birthday Ball was forced to be postponed several times due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Bowood’s Kerry Suite looked stunning decked out in black and gold – the theme for the Birthday Ball – and 170 guests thoroughly enjoyed their night.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance ambassador and ‘voice of the balls’ Alan Dedicoat was the perfect compere for the evening, with fellow ambassador Paul Martin hosting the auction.

On the night Lauren Pinkett and Nick Ballinger also spoke of their experience with Wiltshire Air Ambulance, as the charity flew their three-year-old son Quade to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children earlier this year after he fell into the moat at Nunney Castle.

In total over £13,000 was raised for the charity on the night.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance chief executive David Philpott told guests: “It’s been a wonderful evening and I want to thank everyone who has come along to celebrate our 30th Birthday, albeit a year later than planned, and helped to raise over £13,000.

“The money raised effectively pays for just over a day’s flying for us and it makes all the difference. It means we can be there to save someone else like Quade.”

Wiltshire Air Ambulance would also like to thank the team at Bowood and Eventimate for their hard work and patience in making the delayed Birthday Ball such a success.

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