August 7, 2019 11.49 am This story is over 50 months old

Sky-high £160k donation helps lift air ambulance

It’s hoped that the money will be used to save more lives

More lives could be saved now thanks to a sky-high £160,000 donation to the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

Staff and members from Lincolnshire Co-op all worked together to fundraise for the charity, as the air ambulance celebrates is 25th anniversary.

It’s the highest total ever raised through the company’s champions scheme, with hundreds of miles cycled or walked in the last year to fundraise.

The money will be used to help the air ambulance become a 24/7 service rather than its current 7am to 7pm timeline.

It’s in a two-year trial to become a full-time service, but the air ambulance needs to increase its funds to support the move.

Sam Turner, Lincolnshire Co-op’s community engagement manager, said: “We’re immensely proud to present this total, knowing that it will fund more of the charity’s vital work.

“Our colleagues and members always throw themselves into our fundraising for local good causes, but we’re delighted by how much our support for air ambulances took off.”