All the fun of the fair!

Midlands Air Ambulance received over £1,000 from pupils at Packwood Haugh School this week.

The money was raised earlier this year at the north Shropshire school’s quinquennial summer fair which was attended by over 500 pupils, parents and teachers.

An impressive total of £11,805 was raised on the day with 50% proceeds used to develop theatre and recreational facilities for the school and the remainder split evenly between Midlands Air Ambulance, Severn Hospice, Hope House, Help for Heroes and the IndoChina Starfish Foundation.

On the day guests wandered round a selection of traditional fete stalls including those selling cakes, toys, books and plants before trying their luck on the tombola and raffle and trying even harder to stay on the slippery pole.

Especially popular was the stall that allowed pupils to pelt their headmaster Nigel Westlake with wet sponges!

Fair organiser and retired Senior Master Mr Howard Bourne says “Everyone had such a fun time at the fair and it was a brilliant way to raise some money for both the school and some very deserving charities.”

Midlands Air Ambulance would like to say a huge thank you to the fantastic support from everyone at Packwood Haugh School.

OPERATIONS STATISTICS:
Missions completed since 1991: 50,563 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts on average four horse riders each week.