Ex-Council Chairman Hits The Heights For MAAC

The former chairman of Wyre Forest District Council has handed over a cheque for £1,300 to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

The money was raised by Councillor Chris Rogers during his term of office from 2015-16.   

Fund raising events included a Carol service at St Michael and All Angels Church, Stourport on Severn and a charity dinner at The Granary in Shenstone.

Cllr Rogers, who is pictured with Captain Tim Hutchins, and paramedics Mike Smyth and Stuart Evans from Midlands Air Ambulance, said: “I chose Midlands Air Ambulance as my charity because they save many many lives and as a charity relies on donations. 

“Without the Midlands Air Ambulance a lot fewer people would be here to tell the tale. I will continue to support them whenever I can."

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who contributed towards my charity appeal.” 

Michelle McCracken, Worcestershire fundraising manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity adds: “It was a pleasure to meet Councillor Rogers at the airbase, and accept the very generous donation on behalf of the charity. We need to raise in excess of £7 million every year to operate our air ambulance service, and with no Government or National Lottery funding, this donation will help to fund a future lifesaving mission.”

 

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.