Air ambulance funds soar

Bay Vets administrative director Anita Lowis (second right) , client care consultant Cheryl Williams and auxilliary nurse Gemma James present �3721.15 to Zoe Casson for the NW Air Ambulance to Zoe Casson area fundraiser for Nort Lancs and Cumbria, The money was raised at various events including a sponsored cross bay walk and sponsorship for Anita who completed the Great North Run.
Bay Vets administrative director Anita Lowis (second right) , client care consultant Cheryl Williams and auxilliary nurse Gemma James present �3721.15 to Zoe Casson for the NW Air Ambulance to Zoe Casson area fundraiser for Nort Lancs and Cumbria, The money was raised at various events including a sponsored cross bay walk and sponsorship for Anita who completed the Great North Run.
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A veterinary practice team pulled together to raise thousands of pounds for the country’s busiest voluntary emergency service.

Bay Vets Limited, which has surgeries in Lancaster, Morecambe and Milnthorpe, chose the North West Air Ambulance as its charity of the year and has raised £3,721.15.

Staff at all three surgeries worked together to raise the funds, which will cover the cost of two rescues, by taking part in the Cross Bay Walk and numerous other fundraising efforts.

Anita Lowis, administrative director, even went one stage further and completed the Great North Run last September.

She said: “We chose the NWAA as my mother, Mary, was rescued by them when she was involved in a serious road traffic accident in 2003. She is fully recovered but would not have, had it not been for the Air Ambulance crew.”

To keep the two helicopters and crew in the air the charity must raise more than £4.2 million this year.

Zoe Casson, regional fundraiser for North Lancs and Cumbria for the NWAA, said: “It has been a real pleasure working with the team at Bay Vets and they have done the charity proud by raising this amount.

“I hope this will inspire more companies to get on board with the NWAA as we receive no mainstream funding.”