11th - 17th September 2017 is National Air Ambulance Week. In Cornwall, we call it Fund a Flight Week and we’d love more people than ever before to be involved.
Raid your wardrobe or fancy dress box for something red to wear to during Cornwall Air Ambulance’s Fund a Flight Week.
Whether you swap your school uniform for red clothes, or get your entire office to wear red socks, it couldn’t be easier to take part. Get sponsored to shine brightly in red all week, or encourage your school friends, colleagues or family to ditch their dull duds and donate £1 for the fun of wearing red for the day. Take lots of photos and we promise to share online.
If red really isn’t your colour, other fundraising ideas could involve holding a cake sale or pub quiz, sponsored cycle or walk. If you’re looking for inspiration, contact Cornwall Air Ambulance’s fundraising team on 01637 889926 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Airlifted patient Helen George is getting into the spirit of the fundraising week by convincing her whole family to dress in red (pictured). Helen was involved in a severe car crash in 2016 which caused life-threatening injuries to her and her father Harry. Helen was trapped inside her vehicle for 45 minutes and suffered a catalogue of injuries to both legs and her right arm. A year on from the incident, Helen is defying all odds and is walking aided by crutches.
Helen said: “We’re wearing red to support Cornwall Air Ambulance during Fund a Flight Week and we’d urge others to do so too. It’s an incredible service that needs all our support to keep flying and saving lives. I might not have been here today if it wasn’t for the air ambulance. You never know when you or your family might need its help.”