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Open day for air ambulance
6:20pm Tuesday 26th August 2008 in Search
COUNTY Air Ambulance will be going one better this year when it opens its doors to the public for the annual County Air Ambulance Open Day, hosted at its Strensham base.
Miss Worcester, Rosabella Styles, will officially open the event at 10.30am on Saturday, September 13 at the Strensham Airbase, just off the Strensham services of the M5 northbound.
Last year, a record breaking £14,000 was raised by the open day.
In September, the charity is looking to significantly improve on that figure, with a display by a variety of visiting organisations, including the police aircraft, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, vintage helicopters and classic ambulance vehicles and the County Air Ambulance and flight crew.
Annie Newell, fund-raising manager for County Air Ambulance said: “Our open day attracts a very large number of visitors to the Strensham base.
“As always, this is an opportunity for the public to enjoy a day out to see how the County Air Ambulance works. Other attractions are also on site and we once again look forward to welcoming the public to this popular event.”
County Air Ambulance operates across the Midlands and Welsh border region and receives no Government or lottery funding.
The charity needs to fund-raise £5.6 million each year to ensure the lifesaving helicopter service continues to fly across the region.