Independent family brewer and pub operator Wadworth recently presented a cheque for over £13,000 to Wiltshire Air Ambulance supporting the essential work done by the service.
The funds were raised with the help of Wadworth’s pub customers who have donated clothing and textiles to the Salvation Army clothing banks located at their pubs. Following the donations, the Salvation Army give a proportion back to Wadworth for allowing the banks to be located in their pub car parks. Wadworth then gives this back to the community in the form of charity donations.
Speaking about the donation, CEO for Wadworth Chris Welham said, “We are really pleased to be able to support the Wiltshire Air Ambulance and we couldn’t have done it without the customers that visit our pubs and, also use the clothing banks. The Air Ambulance team serve the whole community and those visiting Wiltshire. They do an amazing job for the area and we wanted to recognise the massive contribution they make to the county by donating to this very important charity”.
Des Regan, fundraising manager of Wiltshire Air Ambulance added, “Annually it costs £3.75 million to operate our lifesaving service. We complete over 1,000 missions per year, which is on average three a day. Our paramedics are trained in critical care skills enabling them to deliver gold standard medical care to patients. We rely on donations like this and are so grateful to Wadworth and their wonderful pub customers who have made this possible”.