We have sorted out a couple of events for the summer – ordered great weather and fixed dates in the diary.
As usual it’s very informal and just a chance to get a few people together for a bike ride and a chat….
Charity – its not a “have to” its a “want to” and strangely enough both David and I (Paul) have separately seen presentations by the Air Ambulance (and the Childrens Air Ambulance is part of this) and been grabbed by what they do and the costings…. there are a few facts that stunned us both.
- it is TOTALLY funded by the public
- it costs £3,500 per flight
- it is relied on by the NHS
What I personally don’t understand is why certain charities are not funded in some way by the Government. The RNLI spring to mind.
Is it that someone in Government thinks the public will dig into its pockets to support these so they don’t have to….just saving money?
I’d be interested in hearing what the charities say about this, I am very obviously not an expert.
But anyway – this is our current charity so please support this if you can.