Matlock's high flying fundraising efforts
Our Matlock branch has been partaking in some ‘air raising’ charity activity alongside local junior school All Saints.
Customer adviser Mandy Sheldon recently visited the school to join young pupils in handing over a cheque for over £900 to Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance Service.
As well as raising some of the money in-branch, our team in the Derbyshire town also helped judge a ‘Decorate a Wellie’ competition that the school held.
Amongst other fundraising ideas there was also a ‘Wellies for Helis Day’ and ‘Coppers for Choppers’, where all children were sent home with a coin bag and asked to collect any loose change.
Mandy said: “Parts of Matlock are of course quite remote and cut off so the air ambulance service is vital. The charity that raises vital funds for it is close to many people’s hearts locally – and that’s why we decided to join the school in collecting as much money as we could. It has been great fun.”
Collette Richardson from Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance Service added: “We are very grateful for all of the effort and support from the staff and children at All Saints Junior School as well as The Nottingham.
“Every day of the year, the air ambulance service is helping save lives. Our critical care paramedics, trauma doctors and pilots fly an average of three rescue missions a day. We deliver lifesaving care within minutes to those in greatest need. This support will help keep us flying.”
Photo caption: Mandy Sheldon (centre) and the air ambulance service’s Collette Richardson (right) with All Saints Junior School pupils and the cheque for nearly £1,000.