Public Urged To Bag It Up To Support Midlands Air Ambulance Charity!

With the new year well underway and the Spring clean fast approaching, the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity are reminding the public they can help support the life saving service – simply  by donating items of clothing.

With the arrival of 2015, many are choosing to clear out drawers and wardrobes and, thanks to the dozens of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity-branded clothing banks situated across the six regions covered by the charity, donated clothing and textiles is already raising funds to help keep the service operational.

MAAC clothing banks have raised thousands of pounds over the last six month period and Jason Levy, the charity’s fundraising and marketing director, is hoping to see another surge.

Jason said: “There are a variety of ways people can donate to the charity and this is one of the most simple – in a relatively short space of time we have received enough from the donations of clothing to fund more life saving missions.

“We are approaching a time of year where people recycle their clothing so we’re asking them to think of us when they do; we have more than 35 banks operating across the Midlands with more on the way, so it really couldn’t be easier for people to donate their unwanted items.”

Jason added: “The advantages of doing something as simple as donating an old item of clothing can be found all over the country, so we’d really ask the public to keep an eye out for our distinctive red charity clothing banks, and to make use of them whenever they can.”

Those wishing to donate items can click here to find out the location of their nearest MAAC clothing bank, while anyone interested in donating to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity can telephone 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.