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DIG DEEP FOR WILTSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE

14 September 2019

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance will be holding a collection at Saturday’s home game with Macclesfield Town as part of National Air Ambulance week.

The 2019/20 Charity Partner has been busy turning the county Yellow and Green – to match their helicopter’s colours – as part of the national campaign this week.

Swindon’s players will subsequently be donning yellow t-shirts to warm up in ahead of the Sky Bet League Two fixture.

The club, along with main sponsors Imagine Cruising, are aiming to raise £8,500 during 2019/20 to sponsor Wiltshire Air Ambulance trainee critical care paramedic Keith Mills.

Keith will be in attendance at the County Ground to meet with supporters near to the Fan Zone, as well as speak to the crowd at half-time.

The charity’s pilot mascot Marsha will also be around the Fan Zone to meet with Town’s younger supporters, as well as taking part in the half-time Buzz Gym Battle alongside Rockin’ Robin.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is a charity and relies on donations to keep saving lives. It is not funded directly by the Government and receives no National Lottery grants.

It costs £3.75 million a year to keep the air ambulance flying, that’s just over £10,000 a day.

In August, manager Richie Wellens brought his staff and players to Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s airbase in Semington, along with officials from Imagine Cruising, for a tour of the facilities and a giant team photo in front of the helicopter and RRV.

The club has also donated sponsorship from the back of the away shirt to the charity, the kit worn in Saturday’s 3-1 victory at Leyton Orient.

Swindon supporters can help contribute to the sponsorship of paramedic Keith by donating here


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