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Northwich craft centre helps charity take to the air
9:00am Sunday 17th February 2013 in News
A NORTHWICH craft centre has helped the Children’s Air Ambulance take to the air with a year of phenomenal fundraising.
Blakemere Craft Centre raised £2,500 for the charity through collections and events, including a Countryside Fair last summer, after it was named its charity of the year for 2011/12.
The charity is raising funds to get its helicopter equipped and prepared to provide a vital service transporting tiny patients and expert medical teams around the country.
“It has been a pleasure to work with the Children’s Air Ambulance and I am very pleased we have been able to raise so much money,” said Blakemere’s manager Ginny Brooks-White.
“I look forward to seeing the air ambulance get off the ground.”
The services, based at Coventry Airport, could chopper a sick child to the centre of London from Chester in less than 50 minutes, a journey that would take more than three and a half hours by land.
David Reeves, Cheshire fundraising manager for the charity, said: “The support of Blakemere and its visitors throughout the year has been phenomenal.
“It’s been part of a huge fundraising effort to get our helicopter ready for specialist paediatric transfers in spring this year. Thank you so much for your support.”
Blakemere is currently searching for a charity of the year for 2013/14.
If you would like to apply contact the Blakemere office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01606 883261.