Staff from Worcestershire Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) have donated £350 to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity after successful fundraising efforts.

The team handed over the cheque, raised through fundraising activities last year, to charity representatives last Friday.

The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, which solely relies on donations, treats critically ill and injured patients in the Midlands, including in Worcestershire and Herefordshire.


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Spearheaded by Jenni Tansley from the Pregnancy Advisory service, various fundraisers were held, including a bake sale.

Delicious cakes were baked and sold to staff, with all proceeds going towards the charitable cause.

Ms Tansley organised and set up a special donation table where the team could leave their contributions while delighting in the baked goods.

The fundraising began with Vicki Smith, a healthcare assistant, crafting bespoke items with her own materials and selling them to friends and colleagues over the Christmas period.

Worcester News: The Worcestershire Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) team

The choice of charity was influenced by Ms Smith's desire to support a vital service and bring some festive joy into her co-worker's lives.

She said: "I’m really happy to have been able to contribute to this wonderful cause.

"Working in the NHS, I know how much it means to get to those in need on time, so I am glad I could do my part to help them."

Ms Smith added: "I’m also really thankful to my colleagues, who liked my crafts and donated.

"A special thanks to Jenni as well, without whom this would not have been such a success."

Charley Burke, Worcestershire fundraising executive at Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: "A big thanks to Vicki, Jenni, and the entire Integrated Sexual Health team for their contribution.

"They showed great initiative and dedication in raising these funds."

More information about the WISH service can be found on the Trust’s official website.