On Tuesday 18th April we packed the HMBiz kiddies in the car (don’t you just love half term holidays?!) and headed to the Midlands Air Ambulance base in Strensham Motorway Services to present them with a cheque for £825. This was raised at the HMBiz Christmas event held last December and an Easter raffle held during our last Expo in April. Many thanks also to attendees of our breakfast meetings as they also donated generously to this amount.
It was a beautiful sunny day and we were pleased to spot the gleaming red helicopter on the pad as we approached as you can never be too sure when they will be called to someone in need. Mary Seldon, fundraising manager, met us and showed us into the headquarters where we were introduced to the pilot and 2 paramedics. Our mini HMBizzers enjoyed a tour of the helicopter and its life saving equipment, and then were given a map lesson (who knew mud was yellow on a map?).
We chose a fantastic day to visit as the crew had planned to carry out a training exercise so we held onto our hats and watched as the helicopter and it’s amazing crew headed off……..
Many thanks to Mary and the crew for a wonderful visit. We will be having more events and raffles throughout this year. If you would like to donate a prize please let us know. If you would like to donate to the Midland Air Ambulance, please click on the link below. They run completely on the donations of generous people just like you.