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Help keep 999 service flying

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We often hear in the news that essential services are being reduced due to budget cuts or a lack of funding.

With local government having less money available for what can be considered essential services, the reliance on charities to step in is on the increase.

There are many charities that take on the challenge to provide some of these much needed services and with a team of volunteers they begin to raise the funds necessary to keep the service running.

There is certainly no shortage of good causes and charities around these days and all vying for our support.

It would be a wonderful position to be in, to be able to help them all, but in all practicality we can only hope to help a handful at best.

Why not support the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA)?

We receive no government funding or lottery funding and as a charity are entirely dependent upon volunteers and fundraising to help keep such a vital service in the skies.

We cover a population in excess of 1.4 million in our area. Each mission costs approximately £1700 and we cover 2,100 square miles. We are desperately seeking a variety of people across Derbyshire who can help us to continue saving lives.

I would recommend volunteering to anyone, so please join me and you too can discover the joys of volunteering whether this be through Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance or another charity or community project close to your heart, which ever path you chose, enjoy it, don’t let it become a chore, and always be ready with a smile.