Win an air ambulance visit

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Nottingham Hospitals Charity has launched a fundraising competition for schools, including those in Eastwood and Kimberley, with a visit from an air ambulance as the prize for the three schools that raise the most money.

The initiative aims to engage primary and secondary schools in Nottinghamshire with the charity’s Saving Lives Helipad Appeal, which is raising £3 million to build an onsite helipad at the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre at Queen’s Medical Centre.

Like most hospital helipads, building the new helipad at QMC relies entirely on charitable donations, so Nottingham Hospitals Charity is asking each school that takes part in the competition to raise as much as they can for the Saving Lives Helipad Appeal.

The three top fundraising schools will be rewarded with a visit from the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, giving children the chance to look inside the helicopter and ask the pilots and

paramedics questions about their work.

“We’re looking for 20 schools to sign up for the competition and help us raise a significant amount towards the Saving Lives Helipad Appeal,” said senior community fundraiser for Nottingham Hospitals Charity, Daniel Craggs.

“And we really want to make it fun for the children, so I’ll be providing lots of fundraising tips and ideas during the assembly visits. We’ll also be encouraging a bit of healthy rivalry between schools by

recording their efforts on a league table that everyone taking part will be able to see.”

If your school would like to take part in the competition, please contact Daniel Craggs on 0115 924 9924 extension 70246 or email daniel.craggs@nuh.nhs.co.uk.