Roseland Parc residents raise vital funds for local Air Ambulance service
By ckbrocklebank | Friday, February 22, 2013, 12:20
Roseland Parc residents hand over the cash raised at their Christmas Fair to Susie Smith from the Cornwall air Ambulance Trust.
Roseland Parc retirement village took a trip to the newly-built headquarters of
the Cornwall Air Ambulance service to present them with a cheque for £700.
The cash was
raised at the Christmas fair, an annual event at the age-exclusive village in
Tregony, near Truro. A range of craft stalls, home-made cakes and a tombola,
manned by staff and residents helped to boost the total.
have been long-term supporters of the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust which has
been serving the county for 25 years. They were invited to visit the Trust's
headquarters at Newquay Airport to hand over the cheque and see, first hand,
the work that is done.
Parc resident Elizabeth Sharratt said: "There's no question that every penny
raised for the Air Ambulance counts towards saving precious lives. The
helicopter was called out to an emergency three times in the hour we were
there, which showed us more than anything the importance of the work these
brave men and women do."