MP offers support to our campaign

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Eastwood MP Gloria De Piero has backed the Advertiser’s campaign to raise £300,000 for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

Last month we launched a campaign to help keep this vital service flying, and Ms De Piero has said it is a ‘marvellous campaign’ that she will ‘fully support’.

“Our local air ambulance service is an amazing charity that relies almost entirely on the good will of the public when it comes to funding and the whopping £300,000 target might be ambitious but it’s a service that really can make the difference between life and death, so they can count on my support,” she said.

Ms De Piero went on to praise the local press for launching the campaign, and said she had full faith in the local people to help out and get on board the fundraising.

“Local newspapers often support or campaign tirelessly for charities and this is just the latest example of what a paper in the heart of the local community can do. “Past experience tells me that the good people of Eastwood won’t need much encouragement and I’m sure it won’t be long before it really takes off.”

The Advertiser is teaming up with the Mansfield Chad, Ashfield Chad and Hucknall and Bulwell Dispatch — to drive the initiative.

Charity chiefs say the cash will help save up to 300 lives across Nottinghamshire across 12 months and have described the target as ‘the biggest donation they will have ever received’.

The service carries out in the region of 300 rescue operations in Nottinghamshire each year.

Each mission costs the service £1,000.