Model Railway Club presents £500 to air ambulance
and Somerset Air Ambulance have been presented with £500
this week from members of Burnham and District Model Railway Club.
club member John Langley visited the charity's headquarters in
Wellington to present the cheque to Bill Sivewright, Dorset and
Somerset Air Ambulance's Chief Executive Officer.
The money was raised by the sale of a 'Simonds Brewery of Reading,
Bristol and Devonport, Vent Van' and included a donation from
John told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Knowing that donations to
charities have been severely impacted over the last few years,
the club has been actively pursuing its policy of funding charitable
worthy causes. Where possible we have chosen locally based organisations
rather than the large national ones which generally have better
"We have given donations to many local charities over the
last year and we are delighted to be able to support the Dorset
and Somerset Air Ambulance with the proceeds from the Simonds
Brewery of Reading, Bristol and Devonport Vent Van."
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance has attended more than 8,570
emergencies since its launch 11 years ago, saving many lives and
helping casualties. It needs to raise £1.4 million a year
to keep saving lives.
Bill Sivewright holding the model van which was sold to raise
funds for the air ambulance whilst being presented with a cheque
for £500 from Burnham and District Model Railway Club member,