£5,580 raised for the London Air Ambulance Service (LAA)
In just threeweeks, the PCH teamat the newRoyal London Hospital site raised a total of £5,580 in support of the London Air Ambulance Service (LAA). P.C.Harrington Contractors is building the concrete frame for the projectwhich includes a newhelicopter pad for the LAA.
Aftermeeting ChristineMargetts – the FundraisingManager of the LAA – the team, led by Kathy Seago, launched a raffle amongst friends and colleagues to raisemoney for this life-saving service. The LAA,which carried out over 1,400 missions in 2007, can arrive anywhere within theM25 in 12minutes,giving the extra – and crucial – time needed that will, in turn, savemore lives.
Half of the money to fund the service is donated by Virgin and the NHS, leaving an estimated £750,000 to be found through fundraising activities. Raffle prizes included a flight in the London Air Ambulance,a television, Marks & Spencer shopping vouchers and a family day ticket for Alton Towers.
Many congratulations and thanks to all involved!