Fundraisers representing Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance got a chance to visit the airbase in Scone this week and have their picture taken with the helicopter that their work helps to fund. A total of 10 fundraisers took up the invitation by the charity to visit headquarters and were treated to a tour around the base and a talk from paramedics and Chief Executive David Craig.
The fundraisers were told about how the charity covers the whole of Scotland and can reach anywhere in the country within 60 minutes and 90% of the population within 25 minutes. News about the extended operating hours, funded in part by the lottery, were also discussed meaning the charity can now reach even more people in their time of need. Formed in 2013, only last week the charity conducted its 1,500th mission which coincided with the busiest ever day for the charity when they attended 5 emergencies.
Membership of Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance weekly lottery has increased rapidly over the last 18 months to such an extent that is now represents 40% of the charities income. This number is set to rise over the remainder of 2017 thanks to several new canvassers working for the charity but SCAA are still keen to hear from anybody who wishes to help them grow their income.
For further details on working for SCAA contact Billy McLaren on 07957 327264.