Wychbury Road Allotments Raise Lifesaving Funds

Wychbury Road Allotments in Birmingham, held a community day on Saturday 2nd July 2016, raising over £1,600 for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity to commemorate the charity’s Air25, 25th anniversary year. 

Held annually, the community day in Bartley Green, included live music from On The Edge Youth Orchestra, an ‘up close’ experience with Birmingham Bee Keepers and a spectacular performance from the Seventh Day Adventists Pathfinders marching band.  

A Midlands Air Ambulance Charity themed colouring competition undertaken by 150 local schoolchildren, made an attractive decoration at the event, and children were able to meet and have a selfie with the charity’s Maac mascot.

Adam Williams, fundraising manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, says: “Approximately 18% of the air ambulance missions undertaken by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity are in the West Midlands, and we transport a patient to the Queen Elizabeth hospital almost every day.

“With no Government or National Lottery funding, these missions ae funded solely by donations from the public, so the funds raised by Wychbury Road Allotments at this event will help to fund a future lifesaving air ambulance mission in the region.”

Martin Ward, chairman of the Wychbury Allotment Association adds: “We have held our community open day annually for the last five years, raising over £7,700 for different charities. 

“This year’s event was a tremendous success and was well supported by the local community, who helped raise vital funds for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.  It also helped to raise awareness of the vacant plots available at the site and as a result we have signed up some new budding allotment gardeners.”

18% of the air ambulance missions undertaken by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, are in the West Midlands

For more information about Midlands Air Ambulance Charity please call 0800 8 40 20 40.

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.