Hertfordshire’s air ambulance lands at Welwyn Garden City school

PUBLISHED: 09:00 15 October 2011

The helicopter lands at Stanborough School

The helicopter lands at Stanborough School


STUDENTS at a WGC school had a surprise lunchtime visit last week – in the form of a helicopter.

Shocked Stanborough School pupils looked on as the Herts Air Ambulance crew landed on their playing field to mark part of the Go Red week celebrations.

The week-long festivities, which are run as part of National Air Ambulance week, celebrate Hertfordshire’s red life-saving crew.

And up and down the county residents got involved raising funds for the service, including at The Old Welwyn Florist, which collected £190 and decked the High Street store in red, and Poppy Young, from WGC, who raised £158 by selling home-made cupcakes.

The crew themselves also got out and about to help promote their work – much to the delight of the Lemsford Lane school’s students, who were given a chance to sit in the helicopter and ask questions of the crew.

Mr Braybrook, acting deputy head at Stanborough School, said: “The students were very excited to see the helicopter land and were even more surprised that it had to take off before the scheduled departure time due to an emergency call out.”

Dawn Easby, senior fundraising coordinator, said: “As well as raising much-needed funds, we’ve generated unprecedented awareness for the charity, through landings, railway station collections and the efforts of local participants who’ve made some astounding efforts to ‘Go Red’ all over Hertfordshire.

“We’d like to thank everyone who got involved and hope that they will spread the word in preparation for next year, which we’d love to be even bigger, better and redder!”

If you would like to help raise funds for the air ambulance you can register by calling 0845 504 0055 or email hertsadmin@ehaat.uk.com

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