Support ambucopter during National Air Ambulance Week

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NATIONAL Air Ambulance Week begins on Monday, a chance for people in Grantham and the surrounding area to show their support for the fantastic cause.

Air ambulances across the country, including our own Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, are using the week to raise awareness and fund-raise.

Schools, colleges, workplaces and families are being encouraged to put on a fund-raising event of their own, or cimply make a donation.

Clive Dickin, national director of the Association of Air Ambulances (AAA), said: “By supporting your local Air Ambulance you will be making a huge difference, as every penny raised will go a long way in helping to save lives within your community.”

Peter Aldrick, chief executive of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, added: “We are delighted to be working with the other Air Ambulance charities across the country, under the AAA umbrella. This means that although we are all sharing initiatives and working as a collective, we are still very much working for and within the community that we serve.

“It’s not too late to get involved. There are initiatives already in place which are simple to implement and need very little pre-planning. We can provide support and all the encouragement you need. Whatever you decide to do, rest assured that all monies raised will stay locally and help us raise the £1.6 million we need to provide this life-saving service.”

Since 1994, this area’s Air Ambulance has performed over 13,000 missions.