County charity willing people to support campaign

The air ambulance was called into action yesterday

The air ambulance was called into action yesterday

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Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) is this week urging people to think about how they can leave a lasting legacy.

The charity is launching its ‘Leave a Gift in your Will’ campaign this week in conjunction with Remember A Charity Week, an awareness raising week which encourages people to consider the possibility of leaving a gift to a charity in their will.

Leaving a donation to a charity in a will is a way of ensuring that your chosen charity can continue to be supported after you’ve gone.

As a charity which receives no Government or National Lottery funding, relying entirely on voluntary donations, WNAA is asking people to consider them, alongside their loved ones, in their will so that they can continue to run their life-saving service.

A WNAA spokesman said: “Any gift that someone leaves in their will, no matter how big or small, can make a huge difference to our service.

“£1,400 could pay for a life-saving mission, and £8,500 could pay for a day of rescue missions, but even smaller gifts make a great difference with a donation of £200 paying for two vacuum splints and a pump – vital medical equipment.

“You can even leave a specific item such as an item of jewellery or your car to our charity.

“Whatever you choose to donate, you can rest assured that by leaving a gift you will be continuing to help save lives in your local community after you have gone.”

Wills can be a sensitive issue to discuss with family and friends, but writing one ensures all the special people in your life are looked after – as well as any charities you hold close to your heart.

Thinking about wills can be daunting so the WNAA is providing information through its website and through special packs about how to write a will and all the other complexities which are involved in will writing.

To order a pack or to find out more visit www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk/how-you-can-help/legacies or call 08454 130999.