A local life-saving charity is flying into Milton so that friends and supporters can see how their donations are being spent.
The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) will be holding an open day at Rectory Farm in the village and everyone is invited to visit the helicopter and speak to the crew who respond to medical emergencies and accidents every day. You will also be able to chat to fundraisers about becoming involved as a volunteer or helping to raise much needed funds for the charity.
The event will be open to visitors, free of charge, from 1.00pm to 4.00pm on Saturday 6 October and the day will give supporters the chance to purchase EAAA merchandise including Christmas cards and diaries. Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase tea and cake while they listen to live bands and look around the helicopter.
Barbara McGee, Area Fundraising Manager for EAAA, said: “So many people in Cambridgeshire give so generously to the charity that we thought it right to bring the helicopter here so people can see what their donations fund.
“We need to raise £6million a year to keep our two aircraft and their crews in the skies and, with our pioneering advances into night flying, the support of local people is more crucial than ever.” The people of Cambridgeshire will be among the first in the country to experience a night helicopter ambulance service.
To find out more about the work of the East Anglian Air Ambulance visit www.eaaa.org.uk or call 08450 669 999 to talk to someone about volunteering for the charity.