Helping air ambulance support to take off
EIGHT-YEAR-OLD Daisy Rughoobeer and her family are backing Air Ambulance Week, which begins today, Monday.
Daisy knows more than most about how important the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance is after falling down the stairs of her home in the rural village of Fenny Compton earlier this year.
The crew was at the scene within 20 minutes of her falling and badly cutting her head, and airlifted her to hospital in Coventry for treatment.
Daisy’s dad, Danny, is now urging people to show their support for the service which is run as a charity after admitting he did not know it did not receive any sort of government funding towards the £1,700 cost each time it takes off to respond to a 999 call.
“We just don’t know when we might need the air ambulance so it is vital we all do whatever we can to support the charity. Please donate as much as you can or sign up as a volunteer to help them,” he said.
The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance is taking to the streets this national Air Ambulance Week to hand out its yellow cross pin badges in exchange for donations. Last year’s campaign raised £25,000.
It has also recently been chosen by staff at Sainsbury’s property, land and development and telecoms departments at Antsy Park near Rugby as their charity of the year.