Spalding woman leaves generous donation for her local Air Ambulance in her Will

Spalding woman leaves generous donation for her local Air Ambulance in her Will

A Spalding woman has given the gift of life by remembering her local Air Ambulance in her Will.

Noreen Clark, who passed away in May 2018 aged 88, left a generous donation of £10,000 for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, which will help the Charity to continue saving lives across the two counties.

The kind donation left by Mrs Clark will help to ensure that the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is able to give those in their greatest hour of need the very best chance of survival. The Charity receives no direct Government funding, relying solely on the generous donations of people within local communities.

Noreen’s God daughter was recently invited to meet the crew at Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance in honour of her late Godmother. She said: “God bless my dear Godmother – she was the closest person I had to my lovely Mum, who passed away 14 years ago. She was such a generous and loveable lady.

“She did so much to help others and even up until 6 years ago, she partly cared and shopped for an elderly neighbour, but could no longer after she had major surgery. Through all of this she remained positive and chirpy, even though she was left virtually housebound.

“Hopefully, by bequeathing money in her Will to various charities, my Godmother has made many other people’s lives better.”

Every year, the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance responds to around 1,000 of the most serious, time-critical and life-threatening 999 calls in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. Thousands of families still have their loved ones today, thanks to the fast action and medical expertise of the Charity’s pilots, paramedics and doctors on board the Ambucopter.

A gift left in a Will is extremely important to the Charity, as it significantly contributes to their life-saving work across Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire. In the last year alone, hundreds of potentially life-saving missions were paid for by kind donations left in people’s Wills.

Karen Jobling, Chief Executive Officer at the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, said: “We are extremely grateful to Mrs Clark for the kind gift left in her Will, which will allow us to attend many more missions across Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire.

“Since we first started operations in 1994, we have completed over 19,700 potentially life-saving missions.  Each mission we attend costs our Charity approximately £2500, so every donation really does help to save lives, whatever the amount. It was wonderful to meet Noreen’s family when they came to visit and to be able to show them what an incredible legacy she has left.

“Over a quarter of our work is funded by people who have left us a gift in their Will, so these gifts from generous individuals like Noreen are hugely important to us.”

GIVING THE GIFT OF LIFE

By deciding to remember the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance in your Will, you can give the gift of life by supporting the Charity’s lifesaving work for many years to come. You do not have to own property or have significant savings to leave a gift in your Will, every donation will be used to help save lives, whatever the amount – every penny counts.

If you would like to contact the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance for more information, please email the Charity’s legacy team on enquiries@ambucopter.org.uk or call 01522 548469.  The team would love to hear from you, and would never pressure you into making a gift in your Will.