Help Wiltshire Air Ambulance turn the county yellow and green in 2019!

By Ben Fitzgerald - 12 July 2019

Charity

Can you help Wiltshire Air Ambulance turn Swindon yellow and green while supporting your local air ambulance?

During National Air Ambulance Week (9-15 September) the organisation is asking people to do something fun by incorporating the colours yellow and green.

The colours have been chosen because they match the colours of the Wiltshire Ambulance’s Bell 429 helicopter and Rapid Response Vehicle.

Perhaps your business or school could hold a dress down day at work? Alternatively you could hold a yellow and green cake sale, organise a yellow and green quiz or even ask your workplace or school to change their logo colours to yellow and green for the day!

By taking part in Air Ambulance Week, the funds raised will help to keep the Air Ambulance helicopter and crew flying and saving lives. 

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is a charity and relies on donations to continue saving lives. They are not funded directly by the Government and receive no National Lottery grants.

The lifesaving service has been operating since 1990 and the specialist skills of their aircrew and the speed the helicopter can make the difference between life and death.

In 2018 the demand for the skills of our critical care team resulted in an increase in missions of 26% with the largest number of call outs – 182 – in the Swindon area, equivalent to a call out, on average, every two days.

It costs £3.75 million a year to keep the service operating, that’s just over £10,000 a day.

If you would like to get involved in Air Ambulance Week and help turn the county yellow and green, please call our fundraising team on 01225 300536, email kenresa@wiltshireairambulance.co.uk or visit www.wiltshireairambulance.co.uk/aaweek2019.

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