Air ambulance calls for help in Ambleside, Grasmere, Keswick and Windermere (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Air ambulance calls for help in Ambleside, Grasmere, Keswick and Windermere
THE North West Air Ambulance charity wants volunteers in the Lake District to help collect vital funds on its behalf.
People are needed in Ambleside, Grasmere, Keswick and Windermere to manage its collection tins which go towards the cost of keeping its two helicopters flying.
Volunteers will have to respond to requests to empty and replace collection tins and make bank donations.
Wendy Askew, volunteer co-ordinator for NWAA charity, said: "Static collection tins are a significant source of income for our charity, and so we’re looking for volunteers to spare just an hour or two each month to service them in the South Lakes communities.”
Its helicopters fly 365 days a year, with doctors and paramedics on board providing rapid treatment, hospital transfers, and ultimately the gift of time to patients across the entire North West.
Since launching in 1999, the charity has flown over 11,000 missions.
The charity is reliant on public and corporate donations, and this year it needs to raise more than £4.3million per year.
Anyone interested will be invited to attend a ‘Meet the North West Air Ambulance’ event later this month.
If you would like to attend or find out more on the role, please visit www.nwaa.net/volunteer or contact Wendy on 0800 587 4570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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