Posted: Tue 12th Apr 2016

Has Wales Air Ambulance Come To Your Community To Give A Talk?

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Apr 12th, 2016

The Wales Air Ambulance Charity offers talks to communities all over Wales, raising awareness for their lifesaving missions and operations which is funded by charitable donations. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A Wales Air Ambulance talk was held for the South Wales Mining Beneficiaries in the Gorseinon at the District Work’s Club on April 5. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Paul Canning, South Wales Fundraising Coordinator of Wales Air Ambulance, directed a presentation to the club’s members, discussing the charity’s pioneering techniques and helicopter operations across the country. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The cost of running the service is £6 million per year, with each lifesaving missions costing £1,500, and the funds are raised through kind donations from the people of Wales. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

17 club members from the area attended the talk, and after listening to the lifesaving work that Wales Air Ambulance does, they decided to collect for the charity. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

On the night, £55 was raised by the South Wales Mining Beneficiaries for Wales Air Ambulance, helping the charity to fund the 2,000 missions they respond to every year. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Paul Canning said, “We supply these talks around Wales to help people understand the service that we provide to the Welsh public, and raise awareness. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Many people don’t realise that WAA is a charity, and many of the miners and people involved in the mining community that attended the talk did not realise this. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“By talking to community groups, we can get people involved in the fundraising side of our work and we also get to meet people who have been affected by the service. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The people of Wales play a vital role in the charity, and its lifesaving operations, and we wouldn’t be able to keep our helicopters flying without their support.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you would like to arrange a talk in your community and learn more about Wales Air Ambulance, please call 0300 0152 999 or email fundraising@walesairambulance.com. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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