Students step up for air ambulance fundraiser

Air Ambulance fundraisers
Air Ambulance fundraisers

A TRIO of teenagers from the Dispatch district put their best foot forward in the name of charity to raise almost £1,400 for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

Students James Innes and Stephen Naylor, of Hucknall, and Rebecca Wix, of Bulwell, were among 29 youngsters from New College Nottingham’s (ncn) Basford Hall College who completed a 17-mile sponsored walk around East Leake in Rushcliffe to raise vital funds for the life-saving medical service.

The three locals completed the gruelling walk as part of their BTEC national certificates and first diplomas in public services.

Chris Sweetman, a public services lecturer with ncn, praised the students for their efforts and said that the vital air ambulance service relied heavily on fundraising and donations as it doesn’t get cash from central government.

“I would like to thank everybody that supported us on another charity walk,” he said.

“The students worked hard to raise as much money as possible for this vital emergency service, completing the walk in six hours and 36 minutes. Well done.”

n OUR PHOTO shows (from left) James, Rebecca and Stephen with air ambulance volunteer co-ordinator Lynn Jones and Mr Sweetman at the cheque presentation.