September 26th, 2016

Redditch woman is Midlands Air Ambulance ‘volunteer of the year’

Redditch woman is Midlands Air Ambulance ‘volunteer of the year’ Redditch woman is Midlands Air Ambulance ‘volunteer of the year’

A REDDITCH volunteer who has given more than two decades of support to Midlands Air Ambulance has won an award recognising her contributions.

Jenny Ashman, from Inkberrow, won the Volunteer of the Year Award at the Midlands Air Ambulance ‘AIR25 Celebration Party, Recognition Awards and Charity Ball’ on July 8.

‘Jenny from the Chopper’ as she is affectionately known, has raised almost £2 million for the charity in her 24 years of support – an achievement which was celebrated at the event at Edgebaston Stadium.

Attendees were treated to a three course meal, accompanied by a live band and circus entertainers, while awards were given to acknowledge and celebrate the people who have given their time throughout the charity’s 25 years of operation.

The ceremony raised £158,000 for Midlands Air Ambulance and Hanna Sebright, chief executive of the charity, said: “Our annual Recognition Awards and Charity Ball is always a very special evening, but this year, it surpassed our expectations.

“We are extremely grateful to all of the sponsors and supporters who helped to raise such a phenomenal amount of money for the charity.”

The money raised will will fund 63 lifesaving air ambulance missions and help the charity who serve the largest air ambulance operating region in the country.

Visit www.midlandsairambulance.com for details

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