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Elvis night raises donations to fund helicopter missions

An Elvis tribute night has helped to fund lifesaving helicopter missions across Wales, by raising donations for Wales Air Ambulance.

Keith Davies, an Elvis Presley impersonator from Abergavenny, headlined a fundraising night in Gwehelog, backed by singing group, the Memphis Mafia.

Belting out Elvis classics, and some of the star’s lesser known songs, helped to raise just under £1,000 for Wales Air Ambulance.

As a charity, Wales Air Ambulance relies on kind donations to fund its operations across Wales, needing to raise £6.5million ever year to keep its four helicopters flying.

Each of the charity’s missions cost around £1,500, funded entirely by the generous support it receives from the people of Wales.

The charity music night raised a substantial amount, which will go towards WAA’s operations, bringing the A&E department to the roadside.

On June 19 the donations raised from the Gwehelog Elvis Night were presented to Wales Air Ambulance, by Windsor Howells and Annis Paul from the Gwehelog Village Hall Committee.

Liesel Townley, Wales Air Ambulance Community Coordinator, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in the Elvis Music Night, for raising lifesaving donations for Wales Air Ambulance.

“Their donation will help us to keep our helicopters flying across Wales.”

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