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Air Ambulance launch exciting summer raffle

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ONE lucky person will be celebrating this summer by claiming the top prize of £3,000 in Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s latest raffle.

Entry is now open for the charity’s 2021 Summer Raffle, which will help support the essential lifesaving service in Wiltshire, Bath and surrounding areas. 

The charity report, “As well as the bumper jackpot of £3,000, players also have the chance of winning other runners-up prizes of £500, £100 and 5 x £25. Plus, supporters who enter before 11th June 2021 will automatically be entered into our special early bird draw to win a £100 Marks & Spencer voucher.

“Tickets are just £1 each and can be purchased online by visiting www.wiltshireairambulance.co.uk/raffle.  The raffle will be drawn on 11th August 2021 so to be in with a chance of winning entries need to be received by 6th August 2021.

“Wiltshire Air Ambulance is working in partnership with Chippenham-based Woods Valldata once more to deliver the raffle. As well as being available to play online, raffle packs will also be distributed across the county and will soon be arriving on doorsteps.”

In the letter accompanying the raffle pack, Wiltshire Air Ambulance critical care paramedic Sophie Holt writes, “I’ve been working at the charity for three years and it’s fair to say the last 12 months or so have certainly been the most challenging for the aircrew.

“The statistics show the need for our service has never been greater, as we were called to a record 1,238 incidents during 2020. However, the pandemic has had a major impact on our fundraising. Please consider taking part in our Summer Raffle and help continue to fund our vital work.”

Wiltshire Air Ambulance needs to raise £3.75 million each year to continue saving lives. The charity receives no regular direct funding from the Government and or National Lottery grants. Last year Wiltshire Air Ambulance saw their fundraising affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, with a drop of around £500,000 due to cancelled events in their 30th birthday year. Players must be 16 years of age or over.