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Wear red for air ambulance funds

By Warren Wilkins 6th September 2017

Wear red for air ambulance funds
Air ambulance supporters take it as red!

A Newquay-based emergency helicopter service wants to turn the county red to raise money.

Cornwall Air Ambulance at Trevithick Downs is urging people to get sponsored to wear red hats, shirts, shorts, skirts, onesies and even wigs to proudly show they are supporting the charity during Fund a Flight Week between September 11 and 17.

Some of the team at the charity’s headquarters have already got into the spirit of the brightly-coloured challenge by dressing up and posing for photos in front of a Cornwall Air Ambulance helicopter.

Becky Wise, senior fundraising officer, said: “The air ambulance is known for being the red
helicopter, although it does have a splash of white and yellow these days, so we want to see as many people as possible wearing red to raise money during Fund a Flight Week.

“Whether you swap your school uniforms for red clothes for the day, or get your entire office towear red socks, it couldn’t be easier to support us.

“This year’s Fund a Flight Week is extra special because it is Cornwall Air Ambulance’s 30th
anniversary year. We hope as many people as possible will celebrate with us by putting on something red and raising money.”

Each year, the air ambulance carries out more than 700 lifesaving missions, costing an average of £4,000 per mission.

Raising money during Fund a Flight Week, which coincides with National Air Ambulance Week, does not need to be limited to wearing red. Other fundraising ideas could involve holding a cake sale or pub quiz, sponsored cycle or walk.

Anyone looking for inspiration can contact Cornwall Air Ambulance’s fundraising team on 01637 889926 or email

By Warren Wilkins 6th September 2017

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