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Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) (Part of The Air Ambulance Service)

  • By Shirley Ramplin · H&G UK, Europe


Shirley Ramplin

Main aim of the charity

The Air Ambulance Service operates the national Children’s Air Ambulance and the local air ambulance services for Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland. "Our vision is clear. We want children to grow into adults, we want adults to live longer and we want bereavement through trauma to become rare." "Each of our services works tirelessly to save lives and alleviate sickness, wherever and whenever possible."

How the employee got involved and why

We wanted to support a local charity and the local Air Ambulance Service was looking for donations as they rely solely on fundraising from the community. They don't receive any government or lottery funding. We often see the Air Ambulance fly over our workplace and it seemed like a perfect fit to do what we could to support their missions. We started by running a few tombola's and activities but it soon turned into a bigger campaign to help raise funds on an annual basis.

What work does the employee do for charity?

Our role as local fundraisers is all about helping to find fun ways to raise money to help the cause. We co-ordinate raffles, cake sales, charity walks, Christmas card sales, merchandise and other activities. We promote the Air Ambulance regularly via these events which helps us gather more donations and raise the profile of the charity. We thrive on the challenge of bettering the previous years fundraising total and are always looking for new ways to raise money. We see it as great personal achievement when the total goes up and up!

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