Two Essex lifesaving charities collaborate with trailer sale
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A new trailer has been bought by the Essex Air Ambulance from a fellow life-saving charity.
The St John Ambulance team in the East of England offered the Lynton twin-axle trailer to the air medics after seeing a plea on social media.
Previously used by St John Ambulance for fundraising and recruitment, it was earmarked as suitable for selling on in a recent equipment review.
Now the air ambulance team has bought and re-branded the trailer to help raise awareness and money to keep its helicopters in the skies.
Mick Coley, regional fleet and facilities manager at St John Ambulance, said: “Both St John Ambulance and the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) are in the position of receiving no funding from government so fundraising, donations and re-purposing of equipment are essential activities for the
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“We were delighted to sell the trailer to EHAAT and are sure it will help raise awareness of the excellent work they do in Essex.
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“We have worked together in the past on a number of incidents and we look forward to continuing to develop our relationship in the future.”
Carly Duffett, head of fundraising at EHAAT, added: “We are so grateful to St John Ambulance for answering our plea for a trailer. It just goes to show the power of social media.
“We have re-branded the trailer with some eye-catching images and it has already been put to good use.”