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Young patients to get teddy bears
All young patients who need to be transported by Wiltshire Air Ambulance are going to be given a teddy bear on the trip.
Wiltshire Air Ambulance flew over 70 children last year to different hospitals in the county or surrounding areas and during the flight they felt it would be extremely helpful if a teddy bear could be given to the children to cuddle whilst on route.
Clinical Team Leader Richard Miller and fellow colleague Paramedic Matthew Baskerville spoke to Bearfoot Signs in Devizes to see if they would be happy to sponsor the cost of the bears and they jumped at the chance to help.
"We often fly children to hospital that are suffering from severe injuries and are often frightened and scared. Over the last month Rich and I have worked with Bearfoot Signs to produce these bears that will make a huge difference with the journey to hospital some children have to make. The cost of the bears has been completely covered by the company so there is no cost to the Charity. On behalf of us all at Wiltshire Air Ambulance and the children who will be given a bear, we sincerely thank them for their support ."
Wiltshire Air Ambulance, who on average are called to 3 incidents a day, does not receive any funding from Central Government but rely totally on the generosity of the people of Wiltshire and Business support to raise in excess of £700,000 per year.
For more information on how to support the Wiltshire Air Ambulance contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website www.wiltshireairambulance.co.uk .
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