14 August 2019
Debbie and Helen Clarke, from Dogsthorpe, Peterborough, have raised an impressive £21,000 for the life-saving East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) charity since 2007.
The committed pair organise charity stalls at various events in and around Peterborough and have raised the bulk of their staggering total through car boot sales and online sales, with friends and family donating unwanted items to the pair to sell for the charity. Mum, Debbie, started fundrasing first, with Helen helping out more and more in recent years.
Debbie and Helen have also completed various charity fun runs and organised several community events in aid of the EAAA, such as a picnic in the park with live music and darts nights at their local pub.
“We really had no idea we have raised so much money over the years - we just enjoy supporting the charity, meeting new people and knowing that the money is going to a worthy cause; helping to save lives. We find it really rewarding to be part of the EAAA family and will continue representing the charity at various events and family fun days in the local area. If you see a red EAAA tent at an event, pop along and say hello to us!”
Volunteer for EAAA
This amazing duo will continue to support EAAA for as long as they can, with no plans of slowing down their fundraising – which has been, on average, almost £2000 a year since they started fundraising for the charity.
Debbie Howland, Volunteer Development Officer for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, said: “To have people like Debbie and Helen out in the community, flying the flag for the East Anglian Air Ambulance and raising so much money – over so many years – is just fantastic. I can’t say enough how hard-working these two are. We are blessed to have such wonderful volunteers and can’t thank them enough for their continued support, especially as we aim to expand our service to fly 24/7 and need to raise an additional one million pounds a year to do so.”
National Air Ambulance Week 9 - 15 September - Volunteers Wanted
Have you got two hours to spare? There will be plenty of volunteering opportunities during National Air Ambulance Week next month, with numerous collections taking place all over East Anglia. For more information, click here.