Port Regis School donate an incredible £13,500!

November 28, 2014 by Tracy

£13,500 presented to DSAAChildren from Port Regis handed over a cheque for £13,500 to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance this week.  The money was raised through a number of fundraising events during the year, most notably a May Gala Dinner for parents. 

Head of Charities at Port Regis, Tom Murray, said: “Port Regis supports a different charity each year and we are delighted to donate these funds to one of the most worthwhile local charities in our area.  The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is A SUPERB charity that saves countless lives each year within OUR community. I would like to thank all the parents, staff and children who contributed to the fundraising, as well as local businesses for their generous donation of prizes for the auction.”

Bill Sivewright, CEO of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, added: “Without access to direct funding from the Government, the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is totally reliant on the generosity of the public to deliver our vital service.  This donation represents a significant boost to our operating funds representing, as it does, the cost of around 5 missions. 

" It is worth remembering that each one of those could be a life saved.  It is also important to note, that donations such as this record confidence in our service that will help it to develop and go on to save many more lives in the future.  So, Port Regis School should be very proud of their achievement and the contribution that they have made on behalf of their local community.”

Dasher meets the childrenDorset and Somerset Air Ambulance were thrilled that their charity mascot named ‘Dasher’ could be present at the cheque presentation.  The children were delighted to be able to meet the bright yellow character who brought a smile to so many young faces.