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Craft Club raises £1,000 for helicopter charity

A craft club is helping to fund lifesaving helicopter missions across the country, by collecting vital donations for Wales Air Ambulance.

The Salvation Army Craft Club elected the Welsh helicopter charity as their charity of the year in 2016.

The group raised £1,000 for Wales Air Ambulance, donating to the charity to help fund its operations.

Each of WAA’s missions cost around £1,500 and needs to raise £6.5 million every year to keep its four helicopters flying.

The club presented their donation to WAA Volunteer, Graham Hirst, in the Llanelli Council Chambers on March 30.

Mark Stevens, Wales Air Ambulance Fundraising Manager, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to the Salavation Army Craft Club for their support throughout 2016.

“In 2016 alone, Wales Air Ambulance attended over 2,500 missions, including 397 paediatrics missions.

“It is only through support, donations and volunteering that we are able to keep our helicopters flying.

“So, the support of the Salavation Army Craft Club is lifesaving.”

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