W&D team fundraise £656 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

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The Salisbury It’s a Knockout bus team from Wilts & Dorset is pictured handing over a cheque to clinical team leader Richard Millar
The Salisbury It’s a Knockout bus team from Wilts & Dorset is pictured handing over a cheque to clinical team leader Richard Millar

A team from Wilts & Dorset has presented a cheque for £656 to the Wiltshire Air Ambulance after competing in a special It’s a Knockout fundraising event.

At the event held in September at Hullavington Airfield near Chippenham, the team took part in a series of fun challenges and were sponsored by colleagues, family and friends.

Richard Millar, clinical team leader at the Devises based Air Support Unit, accepted the cheque from some of the team by the MD902 Explorer helicopter used for combined law enforcement and medevac missions. He explained how the aircraft is operated day and night, requiring £700,000 per year, without government funding, to remain operational.

“It was interesting to learn more about the dedicated team of people who manage the operation,” said Vicky Williams, commercial manager at Wilts & Dorset. “We hope to work closely with the fundraising team in the future to help fund this essential service.”