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Get your bake on and raise some ‘dough’ for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance is encouraging people to get baking and raise funds to keep its helicopter and crew flying and saving lives.

Bake Off for Lift Off is once again the charity’s theme for National Air Ambulance Week (11th-17th September.

Individuals, groups, schools and businesses can all get involved in the cake -related fun by holding their own bake sales, bake off competitions, tea parties or picnics.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is ending Air Ambulance Week with The Great Big Teddy Bears’ Picnic on The Small Green, Devizes, on Sunday 17th September, which is also the day when the charity’s Big Wheel cycling event takes place.

Kenresa Stratford, fundraising & events coordinator at Wiltshire Air Ambulance said, “We were overwhelmed by the public support for Bake Off for Lift Off last year, so we’re really excited to continue with the theme for this year’s Air Ambulance Week.

“There are so many fun ways to get involved, from holding a bake sale, or having a bake off with your friends, neighbours or colleagues. We’re hoping that communities, businesses and schools across the county will get their bake on and raise money for our essential helicopter emergency medical service to help us to keep saving lives.

“We’d also love people to join us for The Great Big Teddy Bear’s Picnic in Devizes on 17th September where there will be cakes and sandwiches on sale from 12.30pm. You can also meet our paramedic bear mascot, Wilber, and help us to celebrate his first birthday.

“The picnic co-incides with the Big Wheel cycling event that starts and finishes at The Green in Devizes, and is raising funds for us, so families and friends of riders who are taking part may want to join us and enjoy cake! We’d like to thank Haydens Bakery, based in Devizes, for sponsoring the picnic.”

To take part in Bake Off for Lift Off or for more information email bakeoff@wiltshireairambulance.co. uk or call 01380 739453.

For more information or to     register for the Big Wheel cycling event email kenresa@wiltshireair     ambulance.co.uk

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