• Hydraquip delighted to reach its target of £1,500
  • Hundreds of people participated by sending in their selfies 
  • Cheque ceremony held at Welshpool Airbase

BY: Rabs Atwal PUBLISHED: 11th June 2014

Hydraulic Repairs in Wales
Pictured left to right: Gareth Williams – WAA paramedic, Bob Davies – Hydraquip, Stuart Spurdle – Hydraquip & Neil Lewis – WAA paramedic

Following the success of Hydraquip’s selfie campaign, which saw the company raise £1,500 for Wales Air Ambulance, Branch Manager Stuart Spurdle and Trade Counter Assistant Bob Davies go Hydraquip Wrexham visited the Wales Air Ambulance team at Welshpool Airbase on Tuesday 10th June for the cheque ceremony.

Wales Air Ambulance (WAA) is the national air ambulance charity for Wales, providing emergency air cover for those who face life threatening illnesses and injuries. The fast response times and the expert medical care provided by the WAA crew, get patients to the care they need in the quickest possible time. Hydraquip Hose & Hydraulics on the other hand moved into Wrexham recently offering hydraulic hose solutions to the local area, including hydraulic repairs in Wales with its 24Hour On Site Hose Service. Branch Manager of Hydraquip Wrexham Stuart Spurdle was delighted to have met the WAA team ‘It was a pleasure to work with WAA to deliver such a successful campaign to help promote the emergency service they provide as well as raising money to help support them in doing what they know best – saving peoples lives’

Both Hydraquip and WAA saw hundreds of people from all over the world participating in its selfie campaign fundraising efforts. Stuart showed his gratitude by thanking everyone who participated in the campaign ‘Thank you to everyone who helped Hydraquip Wrexham achieve its target of £1,500 by sending in their selfies, posting and retweeting them on social media sites Facebook and Twitter. It has not only raised money for a very worthwhile cause here in North Wales but also given our new branch plenty of good publicity.’ Hydraquip Wrexham recently opened in May this year, offering hydraulic hose repairs in Wales and the surrounding area.

The cheque ceremony was held at Welshpool airbase which is based in mid Wales and lies in the beautiful Severn Valley, on the edge of some of the most stunning open flying country in the UK. Stuart commented ‘It was a fantastic morning out of the office, I met the heroic airbase crew who provide real care and hope for those who really need it when  attending emergency  call outs and also gave me the opportunity of sitting in one of their helicopters which was an absolutely amazing experience.’

It is campaigns like these that really help and support charities such as the WAA who provide a responsive emergency care when for those facing life threatening injuries.  There are many ways in which people can get involved to help support WAA to keep their helicopters in the air to attend missions to save lives. WAA can offer advice and support your fundraising idea from start to finish, from sponsorship forms to coming along on the big day. So whether its a coffee morning, jumping out of a plane or saving up spare change in jam jars, WAA can help you with your fundraising ideas, contact the fundraising team on 0844 85 84 999 or visit them at www.walesairambulance.com.

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