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Kingstons raise £20,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

The team from Kingstons hand over the £20,000 cheque at the new Air Ambulance base in Melksham


LOCAL estate agents, Kingstons has raised £20,000 for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance as part of the charity’s 100 Club initiative.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance created The 100 Club at the beginning of the year to help with its fundraising appeal for the new airbase at Semington – and Kingstons were one of the first businesses to sign up and pledge to raise £10,000 towards the appeal.

Kingstons smashed the £10,000 target, raising £20,000 for the charity with a variety of fund-raising initiatives including a charity auction which was hosted by BBC’s Antiques Roadshow auctioneer, Cristian Beadman. Lots included a helicopter ride, use of a BMW Mini for the weekend and afternoon tea at McDonald Bath Spa Hotel.

Kingstons, based in the High Street in Melksham, thanks all the kind and generous people who helped raise the £20,000.

David Philpott, chief executive of Wiltshire Air Ambulance said, “We are absolutely thrilled at the staggering amount of money raised in one evening for our Airbase Appeal. For Kingstons to double their pledge of £10,000 is above and beyond our expectations and we cannot thank them enough for their hard work and continued support.

“As a founder member of the 100 Club, Kingstons have played a key role through their fundraising to enable us, with our custom-built airbase, to continue to save many more lives in the future. We have been delighted to work with them and would encourage other businesses interested in joining the 100 Club to contact us.”