A Year 4 pupil, Amar, together with his brother Karam, who is in Year 1, went to the Strensham Airbase in Worcestershire last weekend and presented crew members of the West Midlands Air Ambulance with a cheque for £210.00. Amar choose to have friends and family attend his 9th Birthday party and receive money to give to the Air Ambulance Charity instead of receiving gifts.
A Midlands Air Ambulance representative has written to Amar to thank him and said:
“Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is the largest and one of the busiest air ambulances in the UK. The organisation airlifts over 2,000 people each year and on average attends to a child every four days. Selfless fundraising from youngsters like Amar is greatly appreciated as the charity has to raise in excess of £7 million each year, and relies entirely on donations from the public and local businesses. On behalf of the team, the patients and their families, thank you.”
The presentation of the cheque was made by two aircrew paramedics – Jim Hancox and Julian Spiers. The visit was a wonderful experience for both the boys and their parents.
Well done, boys!