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Wellington Barn Pledges £10,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance Air Base Appeal.

03 August 2017
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Wellington Barn Pledges £10,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance Air Base Appeal.

Wellington Barn are the latest company to join the Wiltshire Air Ambulance's 100 club, which is dedicated to raising a much needed £1.25m to complete their new air base at Semington near Melksham. By joining the 100 club Wellington Barn have pledged to raise £10,000 by next year to help complete and equip the new air base.

Keri Maundrell, Director of Wellington Barn said "I believe that the Wiltshire Air Ambulance is a much needed service and provides a vital fast response to the people of Wiltshire, especially where access is sometimes difficult. It is reassuring to know that such a highly trained response team are readily available to help saves lives in our community. As we have such a beautiful venue it seems a great fit to be able to use this space to raise funds. The new air base is a much needed resource, it will provide extra space and amenities for the crew which is so desperately needed and provide a focal point for increased fund raising. My team are fully on board and excited to start the activities we have planned, in fact, they have already committed to donating all their tips for the next 12 months to the appeal."

To raise the money Wellington Barn will be holding a range of activities starting with a team sponsored walk of the Ridgeway on Sunday 3rd September 2017. If you wish to sponsor the team you can do so by visiting www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wellington-barn A ball will also be held on 10th March 2018, including an auction of promises & raffle. Although tickets are not on sale yet you can register your interest for the ball or donate a prize by emailing events@wellingtonbarn.co.uk and you will be contacted once the details have been finalised. 

Valerie Whistler, Partnerships Coordinator at Wiltshire Air Ambulance commented, "We are absolutely delighted that Wellington Barn have decided to join the 100 Club in order to raise funds for the Airbase Appeal. We are looking forward to working with Wellington Barn on some very exciting events. Our custom-built new airbase at Semington, near Melksham, will secure our future and enable us to continue our lifesaving service. We would like to thank everyone at Wellington Barn for choosing to support Wiltshire Air Ambulance and helping us to raise the funds we need to complete the building and equipping of our new airbase."

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