A local life-saving charity is flying into Bedfordshire so that friends and supporters can see how their donations are being spent.
The East Anglian Air Ambulance will be holding an open day at the charity’s fundraising base in Flitwick 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 Rufus Centre on Steppingley Road will be open to visitors, free of charge, from 9.30am to 1.00pm on Saturday 6 October and the day will see displays from groups which support the charity. There will also be the chance for supporters to drop off old and foreign coins and other items which can be recycled so the charity can raise the vital funds needed to keep the air ambulance flying.
Paul Airton, Area Fundraising Manager for EAAA, said: “So many people in Bedfordshire 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 Bedfordshire 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 01525 718517 to talk to someone about volunteering for the charity.