September 27th, 2016

Air Ambulance search for volunteers ahead of awareness week in September

Air Ambulance search for volunteers ahead of awareness week in September Air Ambulance search for volunteers ahead of awareness week in September
Updated: 2:52 pm, Jul 01, 2016

WARWICKSHIRE and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance has launched a huge recruitment campaign to find volunteers who can help out during this year’s Air Ambulance Week.

This year will mark the second ever Air Ambulance Week appeal as it takes place in September – though the charity needs the public’s help to make it a great success.

The charity, which receives no government funding, is looking for volunteers to come forward for the major appeal which runs from Saturday September 17 to September 25.

They require just an hour of your time to help save lives.

Members of the public can help in a range of ways including by volunteering as a street collector, handing out yellow pin badges or helping to organise collections.

Efforts of the public will help the charity fund more rescue missions – each mission costs approximately £1,700

Last year’s fundraising week raised a huge £25,000 – and this year the charity is hoping to do even better.

Air ambulance volunteer Pete Corbett is urging people to come forward and sign up now.

Pete was shortlisted for a national volunteer of the year award for his efforts in supporting his local air ambulance by giving up his time.

He said: “It’s very fulfilling and rewarding, knowing what you’re doing is paying for the helicopter.

I would definitely recommend volunteering to others.”

Visit www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk/give to get involved with Air Ambulance week or call 08454 130999 for further information.

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