Big Breakfast fuels charity

The children of Llangrove CE Primary School and Kings Caple Primary School are celebrating the huge success of their first joint initiative which raised over £1,200 for Midlands Air Ambulance last week.

In celebration of the Charity’s 20th anniversary the children collected 20 pence pieces and held Big Breakfasts at their schools, each raising £600.

The Llangrove Big Breakfast has become a popular annual event in the community. 200 delicious cooked breakfasts were served on 6th February with most of the food generously donated by local companies including Bartonsham Farm Dairies, Neil Powell Butchers and Spa at Daff-y-Nant Services in Whitchurch.

The children of both schools enjoyed a visit by the Midlands Air Ambulance heli-pod and had the chance to try on the crew’s expensive uniforms and helmets and sit in the pilot’s seat.

Mrs Kelly Steele, Assistant Headteacher at Llangrove CE Primary School said “Having the helicopter pod at school was a fantastic experience for the children who learned about the valuable work that the Midlands Air Ambulance does, and we were able to welcome our friends from Kings Caple for the first of many collaborative projects. The visit from the pod and the possibility of winning a trip to RAF Cosford provided a great incentive for the children to do their best with their fundraising and the £1,200 they raised is fabulous.”

Eight of the children from Llangrove and Kings Caple who contributed most to the fundraising are now eagerly anticipating a trip to RAF Cosford to visit the Air Ambulance base and meet the crew to see how their money is used.

The two schools form part of the Herefordshire Marches Federation of Schools which is a partnership of four local primary schools and also includes Lord Scudamore Primary School in Hereford and Sutton St Nicholas Primary School.

 

OPERATIONS STATISTICS:
Missions completed since 1991: 49,869 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts up to three horse riders each week.