Vitacress Salads Raises Funds for Hampshire Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Local Hampshire company, Vitacress Salads, has raised more than £2500 throughout 2019 for local charity the Hampshire Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance brings an advanced Critical Care Team to people in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight when they need it most.
Available both day and night, 365 days a year, the Air Ambulance Critical Care Team is called out many times a day to attend to road traffic collisions, sporting accidents, collapses and many other incidents. Highly skilled crews of doctors, paramedics and pilots can be at the scene of an incident within minutes, ready to deliver the same level of care that you would expect from a hospital emergency department.
The Charity operates an Airbus H135 which is specially equipped and optimised for night operations as well as a Critical Care Team Vehicle. The vehicle has parallel capability to the Air Ambulance and both are crewed by a team of HIOWAA doctors and paramedics.
It currently costs £15,000 a day to maintain this life-saving service, all funded by fundraising and donations.
Staff at St Mary Bourne based Vitacress Salads raised the money during several events throughout the year, including a charity raffle and ever popular cake sales, along with a contribution of £500 by Vitacress.
Pictured: Kate Tressler and Gill Conlon from Vitacress Salads with Rachel Leaman, Director of Fundraising, HIOWAA.
For more info about the valuable work that HIOWAA does, please visit: http://www.hiowaa.org/