Good Citizen

A Midlands Air Ambulance fundraiser has been nominated for West Mercia Police’s Young Good Citizen Award 2010.

The award, in partnership with local education authorities, recognises young people aged 18 and under who have made an outstanding contribution to their community. Among them was 11 year old Rebecca William.

Her nomination place was granted after fundraising for a number of charities in her area but especially for outstanding contributions to Midlands Air Ambulance.

Rebecca has frequently taken part in fund raising walks and has personally managed to raise more than £1,000 for the air ambulance.

For years the Rubery Youngster (near Bromsgrove) has been an avid fund raiser for Midlands Air Ambulance since she witnessed a player being airlifted to hospital during a rugby game.

“I’m really pleased to simply be put forward for the award! My friends were really shocked and said they were really proud of me” exclaims Rebecca.

The nominees are selected over the year for continued acts of generosity and displays of community spirit that have made a difference to others.

To mark this year’s ceremony ‘Wanted’ posters were designed to celebrate the fact that Rebecca is the sort of young person Worcestershire can be proud of. Instead of being wanted for crimes, Rebecca is wanted ‘for tireless charity fundraising’.

 

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.