Derbyshire shoe shop's £500 donation to air ambulance

Derbyshire’s air ambulance service has been given a £500 donation towards its rescue missions.

By Gay Bolton
Thursday, 23rd December 2021, 12:07 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd December 2021, 12:09 pm
Rachel Brown, store manager at Pavers Shoes in Belper, presents the cheque to Richard Fletcher , voluinteer Derbyshire community representative for DLRAA.

Rachel Brown, store manager at Pavers Shoes in Belper, presented a cheque to Richard Fletcher who volunteers for the charity.

The money, donated through the Pavers Foundations which supports community causes, came from a percentage of the shop’s proceeds and the sale of carrier bags.

Richard said: “We were delighted to be presented with the money.”

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Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) relies entirely on donations from members of the public as it receives no Government or National Lottery funding.

The air ambulance team of critical care paramedics, trauma doctors and pilots fly an average of eight rescue missions a day – from medical emergencies to road traffic collisions to sports injuries to industrial accidents. Each rescue mission costs £1,700 and the rapid response gives people the best chance of survival and recovery.

The Pavers Foundation has awarded more than £1 million to good causes since its launch in 2018.