“We were delighted when it was confirmed to us that the proceeds were going to Cornwall Air Ambulance.”
After living in Cornwall for 80 years, farmer Neil Bailey knew all about the vital service Cornwall Air Ambulance provided.
When the time came for him to write his Will, he decided to remember the charity that had come to the aid of his family and friends, some of whom had been airlifted.
When Neil passed away in 2018, he left behind an incredibly generous donation to the charity.
Debbie Henshaw, Senior Fundraising Manager, said: “Neil left 111 acres of farmland to Cornwall Air Ambulance in his Will. It is a gift that keeps giving.”
The three lots, amounting to 100 acres of Grade 3 productive farmland, was sold to local couple Ben and Sam Old earlier this year. Ben worked for Neil as a teenager, so purchasing his land and helping to fulfil his aim of raising a substantial sum for charity meant a great deal.