A cheque for £1,001 was handed over to Jo Payne of Children’s Air Ambulance service based at Bagington Airport in Coventry. The National Services managed by Warwickshire and Northampton Air Ambulance based at this location is specifically aimed at transporting children from remote locations to provide Emergency care and attention at specialist hospitals all over the country for their specific conditions.
Jo Payne, Senior Fundraising Manager– Warwickshire said “ “We are delighted to have the support of Godiva Lions for our Children’s Air Ambulance and extremely grateful for the very generous donation.We fly critically ill children across the UK to the specialist care they need. We know that the longer a sick child is out of hospital, the greater the risk. Our helicopter not only flies fast, but also serves as a flying intensive care unit for children. We can deliver children to safety approximately four times faster than transport by road. When every second counts this can be a matter of life and death.
We know that every day in the UK, there are two children who need our help. But right now we can only reach one in every three children who need our help and are urgently trying to raise £2 million to fund a second aircraft”
This donation was made possible from the various fun raising activities organised by the Club including, 70’s disco night, New Year’s Eve celebrations, Bollywood evening, Elvis tribute night, a Beer festival amongst other event and donations.