A Brean holiday park has raised over £3,300 for Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.
Northam Farm Holiday Park presented a bumper cheque for £3,344.78 to the charity on Tuesday (November 21st).
Judy Butson, Head of Reception at Northam Farm Holiday Park, said: “The money was raised thanks to the generosity of the country and westerners at the recent 10-day festival held in Brean at the end of September.”
“The helicopter is totally run by donations – and money not only keeps helicopter in service but also covers cost of crew, doctors, consultants, anesthetists as well as all the medical equipment. Also included is the extra training medical crew need to work on a helicopter.”
“It cost £2,500.00 every time it takes off. The new helicopter is called Pegasus and is equipped to carry 2 casualties with access to the full body. There are six helicopters covering the south west, controlled by a skilled operator based in Exeter.”
Pictured: Northam Farm’s Judy Butson and Amanda Williams presenting the money to the Air Ambulance’s Anita Townsend