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Welshpool girl raises £3,000 for charity that tried to save her father

A Welshpool girl has thanked the Welsh helicopter charity for their efforts to try and save her father by raising £3,000 to help fund missions across Wales.

Ellie-May Jacks sadly lost her dad, Nicholas Jacks, last year after he suffered a heart attack. Wales Air Ambulance flew to the scene, providing treatment on scene before airlifting him to specialist care, but sadly he didn’t make it.

To thank Wales Air Ambulance for flying to the aid of her father, Ellie-May decided to raise donations for the charity, helping to fund their missions across Wales.

In memory of her dad, a fundraising coffee morning was held in Montgomery Town Hall, which raised over £700 in donations for the charity in just two hours.

Ellie-May then added to these funds by trekking up Snowdon with family and friends, collecting sponsorships to help keep the charity’s helicopters flying.

Every year Wales Air Ambulance needs to raise £6.5 million to funds its operations, with each of its missions across Wales costing around £1,500 funded entirely by kind support.

In August, Ellie-May visited the charity’s Welshpool airbase with her family and friends to present her donation to the crew.

Helen Thomas, Wales Air Ambulance North Powys Community Support Coordinator, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Ellie-May for her support, and we are incredibly touched that she would think to fundraiser for us in memory of her father.

“The donations she has raised will funded two missions across the nation, and she is helping us flying to the aid of the people of Wales in their hour of need.”

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