Halesworth market volunteers present cheque to East Anglian Air Ambulance
PUBLISHED: 06:30 05 January 2015
An exciting outing for some volunteers from Halesworth's Antiques Market was a visit to the East Anglian Air Ambulance hangar at Norwich Airport.
Representing the many helpers at the market, Janet Huckle, David Thomas and Andrew Payne presented a cheque for £2,300 to Helen Glenholmes EAAA deputy fundraising co-ordinator.
Each mission flown by the East Anglian Air Ambulance costs on average £2448. With two helicopters operating three shifts, the EAAA are able to attend four–five missions a day.
The crew members on duty were pilot Neil Waller, doctor Marcel Rigaud and critical care paramedic Rod Wells.
The paramedic is paid for by the NHS and EAAA have to raise £7.6 million each year to cover all other costs.
The Norwich based EC135 helicopter was undergoing maintenance checks so photographs were taken in the hangar alongside a retired helicopter. The Halesworth area has a good record for raising funds for the EAAA and there have been several calls out to Halesworth. T
he Halesworth Antique’s Market will continue to support EAAA as well as local good causes. In 2014 over £1200 was given to eight local organisations. Plans are already in hand for the market on Sunday, August 30,2015.