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Air ambulance flying high thanks to KES donation

Stratford Editorial 2nd Oct, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

AIR ambulances will continue to fly high thanks to a donation from KES.

More than £7,000 has been raised for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) over the past two years since it was chosen as the school’s local charity.

Staff, parents and pupils have pulled out all the stops – donating through fund-raising events, non-uniform days and the school’s annual KEStival.

And a cheque was presented to Alison Gadson of The Air Ambulance Service by head boy, Oliver Gardner during a recent assembly.

Headmaster, Bennet Carr, said: “The students nominated and voted to support Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance as one of our chosen charities because they recognise the vital service they provide.

“They have done a terrific job in raising such a significant sum and can be very proud of their efforts.”

Alison Gadsden added: “On behalf of The Air Ambulance Service, I would like to say a huge thank you to the KES students for collecting an incredible £7,074 through various charity events.

“Our local air ambulance has now completed more than 25,000 life-saving missions – all of which have been fuelled by generous community donations such as these.”

Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance receives no government funding and relies totally on public donations to remain operational with each rescue mission costing £1,700.

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