Friday, 3 February 2012

Air ambulance appeal donation

Business professionals from across Shropshire who raised vital charity cash have handed it over in a special cheque presentation.

Members of the Shropshire and Mid Wales branch of the Institute of Legal Executives and the Shrewsbury Young Professionals group took part in a general knowledge quiz. And now the organisers have presented a cheque for £420 to the Midlands Air Ambulance Appeal.

Sophie Davies, who is a senior legal assistant at Martin-Kaye, is also the vice-chairman and treasurer of the ILEX branch, and a member of the organising committee. "We're very pleased to have been able to hand over such a great amount to such a worthy cause, and we're very grateful to everyone who took part in the quiz.

"We received excellent support from all kinds of businesses, including Martin-Kaye who kindly donated £100 - half of which went towards the charity total, and half paid for a pamper spa day for two at the Albrighton Hall Hotel, which was our top raffle prize."

The other half of the proceeds from the quiz, which was held at The Lord Hill Hotel, in Shrewsbury, has already been donated to the Severn Hospice.

Pic: Sophie Davies presents the cheque to Maria Jones, community fundraising manager of the Midlands Air Ambulance, watched by MACC the paramedic pup