Bacon sandwiches for everyone!

Pupils at Penn Hall School in Wolverhampton received a visit from the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity on Thursday 27th January. Fortunately, no one needed rescuing on this occasion.

Schools and Education Fundraising Manager Amita Patel dropped in on the school with the Charity’s helipod (a decommissioned helicopter) to kick off a year of fundraising which will run throughout 2011, Midlands Air Ambulance 20th anniversary. Pupils were invited to climb on board the helipod following an introduction to the work of Midlands Air Ambulance and why the rapid response service is vital to people across the region.

“The pupils had such a brilliant day” says head teacher Dave Parry. “Everyone at the school is very excited about working with Midlands Air Ambulance this year and we have a host of fundraising activities planned for all the pupils and parents to get involved with.”

The first of the fundraising activities took place last Friday (28th January) when the pupils hosted a ‘bacon sandwiches for all’ morning, raising £60 for the Charity. Pupils and parents will be getting involved with 12 fundraising activities throughout the year organised by each of the 12 classes at Penn Hall School. A Pyjama day, swimathon and hot cross bun morning have already been planned for the next three months.

The specialist school which offers high quality provision for pupils with physical and sensory needs has set a fundraising target of £500 which will pay for a paramedic equipment bag and flight suit for one crew member.

Midlands Air Ambulance can’t wait to hear about the next fundraising activity, we’re sure you’ll all have a great time!


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.