Geoff Woodford is one of life’s treasures and Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is extremely lucky to have his unfaltering voluntary support.
In October 2015 we nominated Geoff for a Dudley Volunteering Award, and he won!
Geoff has volunteered for the charity for over 15 years, and in that time has made an incredible difference to the work of the service. He has been responsible for raising over £146,000, equating to 58 life saving air ambulance missions. While several people owe their lives to the flight paramedics and doctors who work with the Midlands Air Ambulance, without Geoff’s dedication to raising funds for the charity, these airlifts just wouldn’t have taken place.
As part of Geoff’s voluntary duties, he undertakes tin collections across the Black Country, attends local fundraising events, cheque presentations and talks, striving to do something every day for Midlands Air Ambulance, and at 81 years old, there’s no stopping Geoff!
His commitment to the charity goes further than his fundraising prowess. Through his role he has befriended fundraisers, individual donors and supporters of the charity, helping to spread the word of the importance of Midlands Air Ambulance, among new audiences on a regular basis.
While Geoff has dedicated part of his life to supporting our vitally important charity, he is also extremely humble with it. He never seeks praise, or expects reward for his voluntary services, which is why the Dudley Volunteering Award was the perfect way to recognise Geoff’s wonderful commitment.