I am not the Marathon type person and I never will be (I would be in a heap on the floor two feet after the start line!) but I have always wanted to raise money for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. Not only might it save my life, or the life of someone I love one day, but I want to thank all those people who have worked so hard to help keep it flying... and apparently this is it.Â
I have worked for HIOWAA for four years now and every day I hear amazing stories of the work we do. These range from young to old, bikers to horse riders, male and female and each story is outstanding.Â
It currently costs in excess of Â£125,000 per month to operate the service including the lease of the aircraft, pilots, fuel, maintenance, and yet the charity receives no government funding. That is OVER Â£4,000 A DAY! The Charity also puts funds towards the cost of running a SID (Special Incident Desk) Desk and enabling Doctors to fly on board. The only help the charity receives is through secondment of the paramedics from South Central Ambulance Service. Therefore we must raise all of our costs ourselves.
It is a simple fact that Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance is a life saving service and needs your support.Â
I know times are tight, but please can I ask you to sponsor me as much as you can to help keep this wonderful service flying... Â http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KirstyWattsSkydive