Today, Emery Gate announced Wiltshire Air Ambulance as its nominated charity for 2016.
Staff members of the Emery Gate Shopping Centre Management Office will take on a 52 mile walk around seven of Wiltshire's White Horses. Beginning on the 9th July 2016 in Devizes and ending in Marlborough, the team will take on the Great British weather as they hike the beautiful Wiltshire land on day one; with day two taking on a reversal role by starting in Marlborough and ending back in Devizes for the last leg of the challenge.
This fantastic fundraising event is all in aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance, who rely almost entirely on public donations to keep flying and do not receive central government funding. They have helped many people around the Wiltshire area in need of hopsitalisation and have even helped emergency cases reach special care in a matter of minutes.
Nicola Milne of Emery Gate Management has said: "We have set a group target of £5000. We have already started bucket collections for the WAA and are currently working on other ways to collect donations for them.”
Initiatives and events start this coming Monday 4th April between 11am - 3pm with local child entertainer Dave Hickory kindly donating his time for the cause. Make sure you pop in to say hello to Dave who will be wowing the Easter Holiday crowds with his balloon modelling skills.
Kenresa Stratford, Fundraising Co-ordinator at Wiltshire Air Ambulance said: “We are extremely pleased to be working with Emery Gate Shopping Centre, the effort that has gone into their fundraising in the short time they have been on board as a charity of the year partner has been really extraordinary. As a charity, we need to raise £3.25 million a year to keep flying and saving lives, relying almost entirely on the support of the community and businesses of Wiltshire. We’re grateful to Emery Gate for being so enthusiastic in their approach in supporting us and I’m looking forward to seeing what the coming months bring.”