Warwicktweetup visit Air Ambulance base.
Well fresh from the Air Ambulnace base I'm now more determined than ever to raise as much money for this great cause than ever before, what a great team of guys and what humble facilites they work with.
On a wet and windy afternoon at Coventry airport myself, Christie and Karen got up close and personal with the Helicopter and crew of WNAA. Thanks to Jo Payne, Warwickshire and Northants fund raiser, we were able to see where all the money raised goes and speak to the guys who save lives on a daily basis. After a few photographs from Karen's assistant Paul Massey ( who was under close supervision!) we headed inside for a cup of tea. We passed a group of "senior" fund raisers and did our best to recruit them for the Heroes run, although I think Bridge club was more their scene.
Sat in the very modest Air Ambulance base office it really felt like a village hall or community centre, not the base for a life saving service who cover the whole of Warwickshire and Northants. We chatted about many things but in particular twitter, as has become the topic of most of my conversation lately. We also spoke of photography and how the modern world is now so instant......not unlike the service that WNAA provide really. Whilst talking I spotted a tweet from Gaz @Liquidblu_, he had posted a link to a Coventry Telegraph article dated July 2009 in which a friend of his had to be air lifted from a very nasty injury incurred in a rugby match in Leamington. The crew in the office remembered the incident and were eager to see the article and horrific photo attached. Amazing really that they hadn't seen the article or indeed knew if he had recovered or was back playing rugby, as is the nature of their job, It really is all in a days work!
We learnt a lot from our visit but the one thing that sticks in our minds is that the WNAA is not Government funded and relies solely on fund raising, which considering every mission costs in the region of £1400, is astonishing! They really do need our help and we are now more determined than ever to get the biggest team together for the Heroes run on June 5th and raise as much money as possible,
PLEASE support us and participate on June 5th 10.30am at Stoneleigh Abbey. You don't have to run, you can walk, plod, you can even bring the dog and the kids. We really don't care, we just want you there, one day you might just really want the Air Ambulance there.
Join here please put Warwicktweetup in the "reason for joining" box so we can be credited as the BIGGEST team.
If you can't make it you can donate on our just giving page, all proceeds to Air Ambulance.
Thanks for your support, we hope to see you there!
Todd, Karen and Christie
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So please sign up and join us in what we know will be a fun day for all the family regardless of age and YES do bring your dogs along to they wont by any means be the only ones there.
Come on team WarwickTweetUp we CAN do it!