LIFE-SAVERS have had a helping hand from a family business in Stratford.
Kennedys Estate Agent has donated nearly £17,000 to Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) since September 2019.
The family-run estate agency has been donating five per cent of each house sale fee to the local charity – which provides vital care to the people of Stratford and beyond.
Nikki Kennedy said: “We support the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance charity because they provide an essential service to the community, and any one of us could need to call on their crew one day.
“We all need to make sure we play our part in keeping the lifesaving service going.”
The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance crew applies emergency care and rapid response to trauma and medical emergencies, with on-board doctors and nurses performing surgical procedures from caesareans to amputations by the roadside.
With each mission costing the charity £1,700, Kennedys Estate Agent’s £16,925 donation has funded almost ten potentially lifesaving missions.
WNAA spokesman George May said: “The support of our local communities and businesses is so important to our charity as we receive no government or national lottery for our daily missions.
“I’d like to say a huge thank you to the wonderful team at Kennedys Estate Agents for their generous donations and continued support – which goes towards keeping our vital service operational.
“Our crews are available, 24/7, 365 days a year, so support like this means that we can continue to deliver our lifesaving, frontline critical care to those who need it most.”
Visit www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk for information and to support the charity.