EHAAT attends Motorfest for first time
For the first time Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) has attended the popular Motorfest weekend which took place at Kings Farm in Chelmsford on 18th and 19th of July.
Supported by the city’s main Volvo dealership, Waterhouse Cars, EHAAT had an information and merchandise stand and during the two-day event, volunteers. armed with their collecting buckets, mingled with the public raising awareness of the life-saving charity.
Clair Mitchell, Senior Fundraising Co-ordinator at EHAAT said: “We were delighted to be able to come along to Motorfest this year. It’s our first time, and we will definitely be back. We really enjoyed the events that took place within the main arena, especially the awesome motorcycle displays, and it was great to touch base with hundreds, if not thousands of supporters. I would like to extend my thanks to Waterhouse Cars, as without their generous sponsorship, we wouldn’t be able to be here.”
“Here at Essex & Herts Air Ambulance we aim to save lives, by delivering a first-class pre-hospital emergency medical service to the people of Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas. We take the hospital to the patient, delivering advanced care to people who are very often experiencing the worst days of their lives. And any one of us could need this service at any moment.
“Without access to the National Lottery funding and with limited support from the Government, we continue to rely upon the generosity and goodwill of people and businesses like Waterhouse Cars, so we can remain operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
Sue Cleveland, General Sales Manager at Waterhouse Cars said: “We have supported Essex & Herts Air Ambulance for many years and are proud to attend events alongside the Charity, doing what we can to help such a vital cause.”
To find out more about your local life-saving air ambulance, donating and volunteering, call 0345 2417 690, or visit www.ehaat.org.
Photo shows: (at the front) – Jamie Smithers and Suzanne Harvey – (at the back) – Peter Hennessey, Tim Slaven and Hollie Brisbane from Waterhouse Cars (Volvo Chelmsford). Credit EHAAT