Wales Air Ambulance to benefit from Rotary charity concert

By Paul Evans   |   Content editor   |
Tuesday 21st September 2021 11:05 am
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Pictured this week at Folly Farm are Nicola Hurst, (Powells Cottage Holidays; Rotarian John Hughes; Rotarian Ian Gravell (Gravells Kia); Rotarian Phil Thompson MBE and Gareth Morris, (Folly Farm); Whitland Male Voice choristers Roy Morris, Aubrey Davies and Hugh Lewis, with Rhys Jenkins,(Wales Air Ambulance) and President Elaine Bradbury (Narberth and Whitland Rotary). ()

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The Wales Air Ambulance, (WAA) Charity were delighted to learn that they are to be the main beneficiary from Narberth and Whitland Rotary’s Autumn Charity Concert at the Follies Theatre, Folly Farm on October 9.

Katie Macro, Fundraising WAA community coordinator, said: “I’m delighted that the Grand Charity Concert which was rescheduled from last year will take place next month. The audience will be treated to classical music from crossover singers Richard and Adam, together with Whitland Male Choir whilst also enjoying a variety of young local talent. It sounds like a fantastic line-up”.

“Thank you to Narberth and Whitland Rotary for raising funds for the Wales Air Ambulance Charity. The Charity regularly attends life and limb-threatening emergencies in the Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire area.

“Charity events, like this, raise vital funds to ensure our important service can continue to take the emergency department to the patient, saving time and saving lives.”

WAA Communications Officer Lisa Wilson said this week: “The Wales Air Ambulance Charity is funded by the people of Wales. We operate four of the most advanced air ambulances in the UK, saving precious time and lives – all thanks to you”.

“We rely entirely on your charitable donations to raise the £8 million needed every year to keep the helicopters flying across Wales”.

“Wales Air Ambulance offers advanced critical care and is often described as a ‘Flying ED’. The on-board consultants and critical care practitioners are highly skilled and carry some of the most pioneering medical equipment in the world.

“They can deliver blood transfusions, administer anaesthesia and undertake emergency operations at the scene of the incident, before flying the patient directly to specialist care.

“Our Charity has completed 40,000 missions since our inception twenty years ago and is on standby 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are there for the people of Wales whenever and wherever they need us.”

Narberth and Whitland Rotary’s Fundraising Committee chairman John Hughes remarked: “We are delighted that our concert this year is in aid of The Wales Air Ambulance as it celebrates its 20th year.

“We are all looking forward to what promises to be a memorable evening and we look forward to seeing you all there.”

Tickets for the concert, which are sure to be in great demand are now on sale and can be bought online at www.nwrotary.co.uk and also for cash at local outlets - Dales Music Shop, Tenby; Rock ‘n Rolla Boutique, Narberth and The Creative Cafe, High Street, Haverfordwest.

They are also available from Chorister Huw Jones of Whitland Male Choir.

Narberth and Whitland Rotary is extremely grateful to its main sponsors - Powells Cottage Holidays of Saundersfoot, Gravells Kia of Narberth and of course Folly Farm for hosting the event.

All three are long standing supporters of Rotary.

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