Wiltshire Air Ambulance invites public to have a brew with the crew

By Jessica Durston - 26 July 2022

  • Pilot Rob Backus and Critical Care Paramedic Jo Gilbert enjoy a brew at the airbase

    Pilot Rob Backus and Critical Care Paramedic Jo Gilbert enjoy a brew at the airbase

Members of the public are invited to join the Air Ambulance's aircrew for a cuppa and cake this September, to raise much-needed funds.

This event is part of National Air Ambulance Week 2022 (5 - 11 September), which is aimed at highlighting the work undertaken by the 21 UK air ambulance charities.

On Wednesday 7 September, people will have the chance to enjoy a cuppa and some cake with the pilots and paramedics who carry out their lifesaving work across Wiltshire and Bath.

To book a place - which costs £7.50 for adults and £4.50 for those under 12 - individuals can visit wiltshireairambulance.co.uk/brew.

A spokesperson from the Wiltshire Air Ambulance said: "If you’re unable to make Wednesday 7 September, then you can register to receive a free fundraising pack and host your own coffee morning.

"Gather your crew of family, friends or work colleagues together at any point during Air Ambulance Week, which runs from 5-11 September, for a brew and a catch up."

Wiltshire Air Ambulance business development manager Katy Burke says: “This is a great opportunity for the community to come together with your local air ambulance.

“Join us for a brew and some cake at the airbase and meet our lifesaving aircrew, or help support our cause by hosting your own event by signing up for a free fundraising pack on our website.

“It’s a great way to celebrate National Air Ambulance Week 2022 and help support the charity’s lifesaving service.”

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is a charity which provides Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) across Wiltshire, Bath and surrounding areas.

The charity service costs £4 million a year to continue flying and saving lives. The Air Ambulance receives no regular direct Government funding or National Lottery grants.

More information about the charity can be found online at https://www.wiltshireairambulance.co.uk/

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