(Caption: Alison Hill, volunteer manager for MAAC accepts a cheque, socially distanced, for a donation from Mike Brown, owner of Dreamland Bedding)
Local high street shop, Dreamland Bedding in Brierley Hill, raised £2,500 for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, funding one of its rapid response, lifesaving air ambulance missions.
The staff at Dreamland Bedding Centre usually hold an annual get-together around the festive season and raise funds for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. Unfortunately, due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions meant that the dampeners were put on the party.
However, Mike Brown, owner of Dreamland Bedding Centre, got creative and decided to send invitations out to a raffle in aid of the lifesaving charity as an alternative. After being inundated with RSVPs, which included monies for the raffle tickets and donations, Mike and the Dreamland Bedding team raised an impressive £2,500, funding a rapid response, pre-hospital emergency mission.
In April, as lockdown restrictions began to ease, Mike was finally able to present the cheque to Alison Hill, volunteer manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.
Alison said: “With no Government or NHS Charities Together funding, we’re so grateful to local businesses like Dreamland Bedding who have continued to show us their support and helping us make future lifesaving missions possible. Thanks also go to everyone who took part in the raffle and donated to support our vitally important service.”
For further information about Dreamland Bedding Centre, visit: dreamlandbedding.co.uk
To find out more about the charity, visit the charity website and follow the service on social media.