Welcome to the latest issue of Take Off magazine and welcome to the charity’s 21st Anniversary year.
We have had a fantastic start to our 2012 fundraising efforts with challenges continuing with great success each month. Already this year fundraisers have abseiled down a 50ft sheer drop at RAF Museum, Cosford while hundreds of supporters attended our annual valuation day. Bikers also took to the road to show their support during the fi rst Bike 4Life event. We have also been inundated on social networking sites with details of your own fundraising events and we thank you for your wonderful ideas.
Our calendar of challenges is still bursting with events over the summer and later months as our staff and volunteers make sure the charity’s 21st year will be one to remember. As we celebrate 21 years of life saving missions, we look back fondly over the charities foundations, its ever growing success and recent momentous changes. Over the last 21 years we have been overwhelmed by your generosity, donations, and support and it is only with this support that we can push forward into the next 21 years. Charities have been hit hard by a worrying economic climate and MAA is no exception. However, the support of our fundraisers never falters and now more so than ever we would like to thank you for this continued support.
4–5 Welcome to our 21st Year Celebrations for our 21st Anniversary
6–7 Community News A roundup of events, volunteers & fundraisers
9 Biker’s Corner
The dedicated page for the biking community
10 ‘Maac’ About Town Meet the new member of our fundraising family
11 Unsung Heroes We need you!
13 Survivor Story Claire Davies
14–15 A Big Thank You Our fundraising heroes
16 The Life Saving Lottery Win up to £1,000 every week
17 Survivor Story John Eames
18–19 Sky High Lessons Schools helping out
21 Business Matters Corporate news and opportunities
22–23 Meet the New Board of Trustees
The new Chairman and Trustees in profi le
25 21k at 21 New donors for the next 21 years
Hanna Sebright Chief Executive
The charity is set to have a very busy few months ahead as the warmer weather brings an increase in demand and the number of emergency life saving missions continues to rise. Despite challenges the charity is delighted with on-going plans to greatly improve the service. As a result of tremendous public and business support, Tatenhill airbase was refurbished last year and Strensham airbase is currently undergoing its fi rst refurbishment. Our crew can now work in the conditions they deserve and we look forward to refurbishing our Cosford base in the near future too.
This issue I am delighted to introduce the charity’s new board of trustees and we hear the heart wrenching survivor story of a mother and her baby daughter who were involved in a road accident which left the young mother fi ghting for her life.
For now enjoy the sun while it lasts and we hope to see you at our anniversary gala in June. Until the next issue of Take Off I wish you a wonderful summer of fundraising.
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