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Community council’s support for air ambulance

James Gray-Cheape receives the cheque from Mrs Isobel Ross with community council members looking on.

James Gray-Cheape receives the cheque from Mrs Isobel Ross with community council members looking on.

Members of Forfar Community Council have been thanked for their financial support of Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.

At the end of last year the group presented a cheque for £100 to the Scone-based service.

Chairman Mrs Isobel Ross made the presentation to James Gray-Cheape, the charity’s Ambassador for Forfar, Kirriemuir and the Angus Glens.

At last month’s meeting Mrs Ross read out a letter of thanks sent on behalf of the charity by Fiona Dennis, SCAA Administrator.

Fiona wrote: “On behalf of SCAA I would like to thank you and the members of the Forfar Community Council for your generous donation of £100.

“We rely one hundred per cent on donations like yours to run our life-saving service, and every penny we receive makes a difference, so this is a fantastic amount which is much appreciated by us all here at SCAA.

“As Scotland’s only charity-funded helicopter air ambulance, we know that we have contributed to saving lives all over Scotland.

“Since launching on May 22, 2013, we have responded to 178 time-critical emergencies, strong evidence that we give much needed help that simply did not exist before.”

The community council had received a talk from Mr Gray-Cheape in May when he personally thanked the generosity of local businesses in the Forfar and Kirriemuir areas which had been fund-raising for the air ambulance.

At that time he said the response from local businesses was “phenomenal” with collecting cans in their premises “filling up dramatically”.

 

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