Foxy Hunters have raised more vital funds for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. Â It may have been a wet day, but nothing could take the smiles off the team at Thruxton when David Betteridge, of DHB photography went to the Airbase to present John Perry and the team with a cheque for Â£3,500.
This amazing total was raised through the sales of Davidâ€™s â€˜Foxy Hunter Calendarâ€™ which has an equestrian theme â€“ with a twist! Â David and all of the beautiful models give up their time to shoot the calendar, and all the location are used free of charge which means all of the money raised from sales is donated straight to Davidâ€™s chosen Charities â€“ Help for Heroes, Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. Â Â When presenting the cheque David said 'The initial idea was to raise funds for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance, which plays such a vital role for local Horse riders. After canvassing the opinion of those involved it was decided to add a national aspect to the fund raising by also supporting Help for Heroes. When a friendâ€™s life was saved by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Crew following a riding accident the project became even more important and very personal'
John Perry, CEO of HIOWAA said 'This is the second year David and the Foxy Hunters Calendar have donated to us. The donations really are fantastic. The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Charity relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations such as David and his calendar, to help save lives across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight' Â Â The shoots for the 2012 calendar have already been completed and it will shortly be on sale at http://www.foxyhunters.co.uk/Â
Please note: Neither this calendar nor Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance are in support of fox hunting â€“ it is just a name for this fantastic fundraising scheme!