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Air ambulance gets one for all and all for one
5:31pm Tuesday 1st October 2013 in News
The branch is supporting Wiltshire Air Ambulance this year as their community charity, and put on the glorified baby grows during Air Ambulance Week to raise awareness and money while they worked.
Josephine Logan, a customer service assistant at the branch, slipped into a tracksuit-like onesie for the day.
She said: “Our customers were laughing at us and it was just very funny. it was just something to make us stick out a bit and help raise money and awareness.
“We were also selling all the Air Ambulance merchandise as well.”
Over the year they have also held regular raffles, tombolas and themed days, such as a French day, raising a staggering £750 for the local charity.
Rhianna Owers, community champion at the branch, said: “It’s been going really well.
“We’re based in Bassett which is quite a small town but the community are completely behind us. Every time we have got a raffle or a tombola on they take part, they are all fully aware of where the money goes, and the charity is very well known in the community.”
The Wiltshire Air Ambulance was formed in 1990 as a joint venture between the Wiltshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust and the Wiltshire Constabulary to respond to emergency incidents all over Wiltshire, and has saved hundreds of lives thanks to being able to reach anywhere in the county within 10 minutes.
It is funded through the Wiltshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust, without any Government grant funding, and is patronised by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.
To find out more about the Air Ambulance and how you could support them, visit www.wiltshireairambulance.co.uk.