A generous supporter has gifted £100,000 towards the appeal to bring a new air ambulance to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Cornwall Air Ambulance received the single donation from an anonymous donor this week, which takes the appeal total past the half way mark.
With less than a year to go to bring a new AW169 helicopter to the county, the New Heli Appeal total now stands at £1,253,404.11.
Amy Richards, New Heli Appeal Manager, said: “This has been a fantastic week for the appeal – we are delighted to receive such a significant donation. It is the biggest single donation we have had towards the appeal, so the charity would like to thank the individual, whoever they are, for their incredible generosity.
“Communities across Cornwall have really ramped up their support: we are so grateful to everyone who is holding a coffee morning, taking on a challenge or simply donating what they can towards the appeal – you are all making a huge difference. It’s thanks to a huge concerted effort from our supporters that we are now past the half way mark, and well on our way to hitting the £2.5million needed by April 2020.”
This week the charity also received £1,521.91 from the inTune Choir following a concert in Padstow, £750 from a non uniform day at St Columb Minor Academy, and collected £828 at the launch of 2019 New Heli Appeal Grand Draw in partnership with Ocean MINI and the Cornish Pirates.
This month, New Heli Appeal ambassadors Richard and Judy will host a fundraising lunch at Talland Bay Hotel to boost the appeal total. The seven-course lunch will be followed by a question and answer session with Richard and Judy and an auction featuring prizes from Aston Martin, Elstree Studios, Cornwall Flying Club and Michael Spiers jewellers.
You can make a donation to the appeal here.