The Rotary Club of Saltash has become the first club in Cornwall to sponsor a Cornwall Air Ambulance crew member’s uniform.
The club donated £950 to the lifesaving charity to fund a 12-month sponsorship of a new flight suit for trainee critical care paramedic Martin Bunt.
Saltash Rotary has supported the charity in previous years, raising money towards the New Heli Appeal and even has its club name on the underside of the helicopter.
Club President, John Smith, said: “The air ambulance is absolutely vital to saving lives and the latest aircraft is proving a major step up from the previous version. We held various fundraising events in 2019 and the early part of 2020, raising more than £2,100 towards the purchase of the aircraft and its equipment. We were delighted to be able to see Martin as the beneficiary of this latest donation.”
Saltash Rotary recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of its charter and has a proud history of supporting initiatives that help the local community.
Steph Bray, Corporate Fundraiser for Cornwall Air Ambulance, said: “Saltash Rotary has been a great supporter of the charity, from donating to help bring the new helicopter to Cornwall, to supporting the crew who fly in it. We are delighted to have them on board.”
If your business or club is interested in sponsoring one of the aircrew, find out more here.