December 8 2013 Latest news:
Ramzy Alwakeel, Reporter
Friday, September 6, 2013
If you pop into Marks and Spencer in Brentwood later this month, don’t be alarmed by the air ambulance volunteers – they’re only packing bags.
Staff at the Brentwood High Street shop have chosen Essex Air Ambulance as their charity of the year, meaning it will benefit from 12 months of fundraising.
Volunteers will be helping bag food during National Air Ambulance Week between Thursday, September 26 and Saturday, September 28, as well as talking to customers at an information stand.
And proceeds from the staff dinner dance on November 30 will be added to the pot.
Helena Morgan, head of fundraising at the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Brentwood M&S for their support and to wish them every success with their year of fundraising ahead.
“Support like this from local businesses is absolutely vital as we do not receive direct funding from the government or National Lottery and therefore rely on the generosity and support of the local community to continue helping the critically ill and injured in the region.”
For more information on how you can help support your local Air Ambulance, or to make a donation, visit www.essexairambulance.uk.com.
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