Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance fly-in to Wells Cathedral

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By abbie_wells | Thursday, September 20, 2012, 10:18

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance are holding a fly-in to Wells Cathedral Green for National Air Ambulance week

The Air Ambulance helicopter will be landing on the Cathedral Green at 11am where locals will be given the chance to chat to the team, explore the helicopter and learn more about the DSAA.

The pilot and paramedics will be on hand to answer any questions on what this heroic public service does for the community.

Tracy Bartram, Communications Manager for DSAA, said: "We are holding this fly-in at Wells Cathedral in recognition of Air Ambulance Week.

"We think it is important to recognise what our team do on a daily basis for their community."

"It is a great opportunity for people to meet the crew, take a look around our helicopter and it raises local awareness about the airborne emergency services."

The fly-in to Wells Cathedral will take place on September 25 from 11am until 1pm.

Many locals have got involved themselves and organised their own fundraising events in aid of National Air Ambulance Week.

Bill Sivewright, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Chief Executive Officer, is delighted by the public response to the week:

"We have been delighted by the response of the public in showing their support for National Air Ambulance Week.

"Many people have already got in touch to tell us their plans. Schools are getting involved by holding mufti/dress down days. Others are organising sponsored runs or bike rides with their friends and family in aid of the Charity.

"It's not too late to get involved. There are initiatives already in place which are simple to implement and need very little pre-planning. We can provide support and all the encouragement you need."

It costs 1.5 million a year to keep the charity flying and they rely on donations and fundraising events from local people to keep them in the air.

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance are still looking for members of the public to help them raise funds and awareness during the awareness week.

If you want to help this local charity you can register your event by calling 01823 669604 or email info@dsairambulance.org.uk.

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