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Ron Brooks Assists Local Air Ambulance Service Fundraising

Lee Belfield and Paul Ewing, Ilkeston local truckers, drove approximately 2000 miles from Erewash to Benidorm to raise funds for the local Air Ambulance, with the aid of Neil Haynes, Assistant Sales Manager at Ron Brooks Toyota.

The Air Ambulance Service operates emergency helicopter services to make bereavement through trauma rare. It is a crucial part of the emergency services that is not government-funded, and therefore entirely relies on donations to help them keep flying on these life-saving missions.

The drive for fundraising began on 9th May, travelling to Dover, setting sail for France on 10th, crossing countries and arriving in Benidorm on 14th.

Ron Brooks Toyota has donated the car for Lee and Paul to take on this charitable action. The car will be scrapped or sold on arrival, with any money raised also being added to the charity pot.  

Funds were also raised via a JustGiving web page for friends, family and the public at large to contribute. The initial target was set at £1,000 but the amount raised kept growing and came to a whooping £1,670 total.

Lee Belfield shared: 

“The job of an HGV driver may not seem that extraordinary, but when you are driving on the roads day in, day out, you quickly realise how dangerous the roads can be and have seen too many serious accidents to know that time is against any person unfortunate enough to be injured in a traffic incident.  

The air ambulance is a crucial part of the emergency services that are not government-funded and therefore entirely relies on donations like yours to help them keep flying these life-saving missions!”