Public Pennies ‘Fuels’ Midlands Air Ambulance

Thanks to the general public’s commitment to supporting Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, the service’s distinctive red collection tins raised over £400,000 in 2013, which will cover the aviation fuel costs for the three air ambulance helicopters during 2014.

 

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has over 8,000 collection tins in circulation, which are located at shops, businesses and organisations within the six Midlands counties covered by the service.

 

Jason Levy, fundraising manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, is extremely grateful for the on going support. He comments: “The fact that our tins have raised over £400,000 demonstrates just how important it is to drop your pennies, and pounds, into one our red collection tins.

 

“We are extremely grateful to everyone who has donated their loose change to us as it has added up to make an incredibly important difference, and will enable our aircrews to continue their life saving work.”

 

Jason and the team at Midlands Air Ambulance is appealing to the public to continue to donate to the service when they see one of the red tins, and is also asking shop owners, schools, and businesses to support the charity by having a tin on display.

 

Jason concludes: “If you have the facility to display one of our tins, we’d love to hear from you, it’s a quick and easy way to assist our service, so be a hero, request a tin today and help save a life.”

 

To find out more about displaying a collection tin and to order yours, get in touch with the fundraising and administrative support team by calling 0800 8 40 20 40.

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.