9th Dec, 2016

Air Ambulance call on schools to put empty plastic bottles to use

Shaun Reynolds 17th Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

WARWICKSHIRE and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) are calling for primary schools to fill up plastic bottles with cash as part of their annual Bottle Bank event.

April will mark the third occasion of Bottle Bank – an event that last year raised almost £10,000.

The charity is urging pupils of local primary schools to grab their used plastic bottles and fill them with cash in any way they can.

Non uniform days, cake sales and sponsored challenges are all being encouraged by the Air Ambulance who want to top the five figure mark this year.

The Air Ambulance service work 365 days a year and help save lives in their local communities.

Last year, the service attended 826 vital missions – all funded by the generosity of the public as the Air Ambulance receives no government funding.

Jo Payne, senior fundraising manager, said: “Last year we had some amazing engagement from our community.

“It’s a great chance to have a lot of good fun while raising money for a lifesaving local charity.”

To find out more about WNAA, visit www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk/bottlebank or call 08454 130999.