Wrapping it up for The Air Ambulance Service
Combining Christmas cheer with fundraising, we raised a fantastic £530 for the Great North Air Ambulance Service.
We offered a free gift wrap service over Black Friday weekend, Christmas Shopping party weekend and during the month of December with donations requested for the Great North Air Ambulance Service in return.
Guy Barker, Store Director said: “We wanted to help raise money for a worthwhile cause whilst offering our customers that little extra service we knew they would appreciate. Our customers really got behind us and were very generous, reflecting in the amount of money we collected.”
Jo Murphy, public liaison assistant for the Great North Air Ambulance Service said: “We could not survive without the support of the public, helping to keep our helicopters in the air.
“The Great North Air Ambulance Service were called upon 1062 times in the last financial year and needs to raise £5.1m each year to cover its operating costs, so it’s wonderful to receive donations like this from Barkers.”