Air ambulance given funding lift by health store
Ever since the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance saved her daughter’s life and rescued her father in separate accidents, Karen Boulton, owner of Green’s Health Nutrition Bodycare in Lincoln, has dedicated her fund-raising efforts to the emergency service.
In 1998 her daughter Kirsty fell off her horse and was airlifted by the service from a remote field and taken to Lincoln Hospital. In a separate riding accident six years ago, Karen’s father was taken to Lincoln County Hospital, and then to a hospital in Sheffield by the air ambulance.
Karen, who is the proud owner of Green’s Health, an independent health store in Lincoln, feels nothing but immense gratitude towards the charity.
She said: “The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance are a vital emergency service and have saved the lives of so many people as well as those of my own family. It’s important to ensure this air ambulance continues as it relies on community donations.”
Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance received a donation of £250 after Karen nominated the service as her named charity in the Viridian Nutrition Charity Donation Programme.
Here at Viridian Nutrition, each year, we take a voting form to all our health store stockists and ask them to nominate and vote for their favourite charities. The only stipulation is that 40% goes to children’s charities and 40% to environmental charities, 20% can then go to a combination of other charities. All charities must be properly registered and we check they have no involvement in animal research.
Karen said: “It was a nice surprise to find out that the air ambulance was successful so I’d encourage other stores to nominate a charity as every little bit helps.”Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance
CEO, Karen Jobling, said: “We are extremely grateful for your support. Our charity relies on donations like this to raise the money needed to ensure our Ambucopter can continue to respond to over 1,000 life-threatening missions every year. Throughout 2017 we will have to raise £2.5m. This is only possible thanks to our generous fundraisers, supporters, and volunteers. Thank you.”
To find out more about Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance or to make a donation, visit: www.ambucopter.org.uk
For more about Green's Health visit: www.greenshealthfoodshop.co.uk