Published: January 19, 2012
Burnham Model Railway Club presents £500 to air ambulance

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance have been presented with £500 this week from members of Burnham and District Model Railway Club.

Railway 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 the group.

John told "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 resources."

"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.

Pictured: 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, John Langley


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