Swindon firms net £1K for Wiltshire Air Ambulance with family fun day

By Nick Batten on 15 November, 2018

Akcess Medical, which runs a non-emergency patient transport service, and its sister company Akcess CIC, which provides community transport, raised £1,000 of funds from a fun day they ran in the summer in aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance. 

The event was organised by Akcess Medical’s crew manager, Tracey Mason, who said: “We were going to run a fun day for the staff then decided to get the public involved and try to raise some money for charity at the same time.

“Wiltshire Air Ambulance was an obvious charity to support, because they do such a great job and rely almost entirely on public donations to keep flying. It takes £8,904 a day – or £3.25m a year – to keep the air ambulance flying, so while our donation is a drop in the ocean, it all helps.”

Kenresa Stratford, of Wiltshire Air Ambulance, added: “Thanks so much to the team at Akcess Medical and Akcess CIC for their incredible fundraising from their family fun day held in the summer. We really appreciate it. Their support means that we can continue to keep flying and saving lives.”

Pictured above: Dave Hyde and Tracey Mason, of Akcess Medical (Centre), with (from left) Wiltshire Air Ambulance paramedics Louise Cox and Ben Abbott, and pilot Nicky Smith