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BE A HERO FOR A DAY IN AID OF MAA!


National Air Ambulance Week, 24–30th September 2012 Everyone loves a superhero. Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman – all coming to the rescue of those in need and using their special powers to save the day. At MAA, our real life heroes are the public that keep our donation-funded service operational. You might not have special powers but with your help, we can continue to save lives in your community every single day. Help celebrate the work of Midlands Air Ambulance by joining in our Superhero fundraiser “Be a hero for a day”. You could dress up as a real life hero or a superhero. Why not gain sponsorship for your fundraising efforts and see how much your offi ce will raise for the chance to see your boss in tights and a cape! National Air Ambulance Week is an initiative put together by the Association of Air Ambulances, the organisation that unites Air Ambulance charities across the country. Hanna Sebright, CEO of MAA said; “We’re joining together with other local Air Ambulances across the country and are asking everyone to get involved. The public are our heroes so why not put some “fun” into your fundraising!” If you, your work place or school would like to be involved, please email press@midlandsairambulance.com. For more information on National Air Ambulance week visit www.aoaa.org.uk/naaw/


Welcome


to the biker section of Take Off


magazine


Bike4Life Easter


ride out 1st April 2012


Over 1000 bikers started at Meole Brace in Shrewsbury


and rode out together to RAF Museum, Cosford to celebrate the fi rst Bike 4 Life of 2012. Entry was £5 and the fundraiser raised over £3,000.


Want to get involved?


There are plenty of ways you can get invoved in our biking community! If you want to organise a bike event we can help support and promote your fundraiser! Contact the offi ce on 0800 8 40 20 40 or email info@ midlandsairambulance.com


Sadly, nearly 50% of the missions MAA attends are road traffi c collisions, and bikers, as motorists, are some of the most vulnerable drivers on the road. The biking community are huge supporters of the charity and our Bike 4 life fundraisers are getting bigger every year. These feel good days aim to get people out on their bikes and having fun, whilst raising money for a vital cause!


Bike4Life Summer ride out 1st July 2012


This summer ride out is now in its third year and attracted over 1000 riders who joined together at Birmingham & Solihull RFC training ground. The 60 mile route took riders on a picturesque journey before fi nishing at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford where the fundraisers were greeted with entertainment for all the family including a rock band, fun fair, exhibitors and much needed food and drink!


Airlift survivor, Marcus Watkin from Shropshire was airlifted ten years ago after a motorbike accident and is a strong supporter of MAA. He said; “Funding is vital to saving lives, what better way to get involved than taking part in something you already enjoy!” The summer ride out raised over £3,000.


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