A local radio station, a pub and a card shop – what do they have in common? As well as all being based in Staffordshire, the three very different businesses all clubbed together to raise funds for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and its lifesaving cause.
Cannock-based Gemini Sounds Radio, The Bell and Bottle pub located in Hednesford and Bows and Sparkles, a party shop situated in the village of Heath Hayes held a joint event to raise money for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and to help it attend more lifesaving missions and treat some of the region’s most critically ill and injured patients.
The community event included traditional games, such as hook-a-duck and a raffle with prizes. The three local community businesses did not stop there. To generate even more fundraising income, they had someone dress up in a chicken suit who walked up and down the road with a bucket clucking for donations.
Kelly Weatherer, Staffordshire fundraising executive for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity says: “We do not receive any Government funding for our daily missions, so any generous donations made by those in the local communities we serve, like these three Staffordshire-based businesses, really do help us make our lifesaving missions possible.”
For more information on Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, you can visit midlandsairambulance.com and follow the organisation on social media.