Lions from Bradley Stoke have played their part in keeping the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) helicopter flying.
The club raised £500 through a variety of fundraising events, and visited the GWAAC base at Filton Airfield to present the cheque.
It costs £2.3million a year to keep the helicopter operational, and the charity receives no day-to-day funding from the government or National Lottery. Therefore, the support of groups like the Bradley Stoke Lions is vital to ensure that GWAAC can continue to provide this life saving service.
GWAAC community fundraising coordinator Ella Mayne said:
“We’re so grateful to the Bradley Stoke Lions for their generosity and support. We rely on the people we serve to help us stay operational. The money raised will help us to provide critical care to those who need it the most – saving more lives.”
GWAAC has been providing an air ambulance service for 2.1 million people across the counties of Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, North Somerset and parts of Wiltshire for seven years.
• Find out more at www.gwaac.com
• To join Bradley Stoke Lions, call 0845 833 6745.
This article originally appeared in the December 2015 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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