A charity lunch held in aid of Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust has raised an incredible £30,000 to help keep your helicopter flying.
The event, organised by the John Casson Foundation, took place at the Idle Rocks Hotel in St Mawes on Friday 30th September.
BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner appeared as the guest speaker, and spoke about his life’s challenges, being a journalist and reporter at the BBC, and his thoughts on the current conflict in Ukraine.
The event raised an incredible £30,000 on the day and Cornwall Air Ambulance would like to thank all those who were involved.
Barbara Sharples, Vice President and Philanthropy Forum Member at Cornwall Air Ambulance, said: “Huge thanks to the John Casson Foundation for organising an amazing lunch for Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust. To guest speaker Frank Gardner, a wonderfully inspiring and amazing man. Thanks to the event sponsors Arbuthnot Latham and Charles Ellis Wharton Wines. Amazing donations and auction lots from Keith White at Michael Spiers, Castle Air Aviation Group, Idle Rocks Hotel, Cornwall Glass and Glazing, Hairlooms, Lucy Morley, Peter Harvey Graver, Rick Stein Restaurants, Stephen Chidgey & Old Barn Tregonetha, Treyone Kitchens. Thank you all for your support.
“My personal thanks also to John Casson, Jackie Stanley, Dr. Karen Dickens, Dr. Kevin O’Sullivan, Karen Hurn and all my friends and colleagues who supported the event. Huge thanks to C.A.A.T. Chief Air Operations officer and critical care paramedic Steve Garvey for speaking as always so passionately about the work that our amazing crew do each and every day to save lives and keep families together. Thank you all.”