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Local air ambulance charity receive donation from generous pub-goers

Filed under: Air Ambulance Costs and Fundraising — Posted by: Mark on February 23, 2012

Some of the regular punters at Bromsgrove pub have raised £2,000 for a local charity which will enable then to buy a town care home. The regulars at the Queens Head in The Strand have shown support to the weekly raffle over the past 12 months. Each one has cost £1 with a number of cash prizes up for grabs. The money raise will be divided among the local Air Ambulance Charity and the care home.

Staff at both the Air Ambulance Charity and Breme Care Home helped with the fund-raising by assisting with the raffle sales.

Breme will be investing the money into their welfare fun for the residents in order to enhance their social calendar of activities with summer seaside trips and activities. The Air Ambulance Charity will use the funds to assist in operating its three helicopters during rescue missions, providing them with more stability in their life-saving rescues.

Julie Carter, the landlady at the Queens Head, is grateful to her customers devotion to local charities in spite of the harsh financial times they, along with the rest of the country, are forced to confront.

The manager of the care home, Karen Keen, is over the moon with the contribution and what it will mean to the residents.

“Being given such a huge amount of money is overwhelming. It will enable us to continue to take part in trips and activities which give our residents so much pleasure – it really will make a big difference to our home”.

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