24th Oct, 2020

Upton ladies receive special accolade for raising thousands of pounds for Midlands Air Ambulance

Craig Gibbons 10th Jul, 2018

A GROUP of ladies from Upton who raised more than £11,000 for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity were recognised with a special award.

The Uptown Girls sold 1,241 ‘Calendar Girls’ style calendars to raise funds for the charity.

And their efforts were rewarded at the charity’s special Recognition Awards and Charity Ball where they picked up the Extreme Fund-raisers of the Year accolade.

The event, which was led by TV and radio presenter Vernon Kay and ITN broadcaster Nina Hossian, took place at The Vox Conference Centre and is an annual celebration of the charity’s fundraisers, aircrew, volunteers and former patients.

Nine awards were handed out during the evening, recognising the hard work and dedication of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s loyal fundraisers, inspirational former patients and lifesaving aircrew.

Hanna Sebright, chief executive of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: “It’s been another wonderful annual Recognition Awards and Charity Ball, only made possible with the generous support of our sponsors and guests.

“Funds raised will enable Midlands Air Ambulance Charity to continue to develop our vital lifesaving service.”

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