RAF Halton presented a cheque for £500 last weekend to The Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust. The cheque, donated by Station charities, was presented by Wing Commander Rob Girling at the Families Fun Day, however, no sooner had the Air Ambulance landed at the base it had to leave again to attend two serious accidents, a reminder of just why money donated to this very worthy cause is so important to keep the Air Ambulance flying.
Fundraisers Mr Carl Undery and Air Ambulance Volunteer Mr John Gornall from the Air Ambulance Trust are presented with the cheque by Chief Technician Steph Maylor, Wing Commander Rob Girling and Halton’s Station Commander, Group Captain Richard Gammage.
Carl Undery, Area Fundraiser for the Air Ambulance, said: ‘On behalf of The Thames Valley And Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust, I would like to thank everyone at RAF Halton for inviting us to the Fun Day. It was a very enjoyable experience and we are extremely grateful for all your support and the very generous donation of £500. It was unfortunate that the helicopter was called out immediately after landing but this just underlines how essential the service is. The crew attended an incident with a seriously injured mountain biker and then immediately after to an equestrian incident where a young lady was seriously injured. Without help and support such as yours, the helicopter would be unable to attend these emergencies.’
Squadron Leader Colin Baker, speaking on behalf of RAF Halton said: ‘It is always a pleasure to donate to such worthy causes and our involvement with the Air Ambulance Trust is just another way of showing that we are part of the local community’.
Source: The Royal Air Force (RAF) - Jane Reilly
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