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Salix Homes staff raise money for air ambulance

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Published by James Allan for Salix Homes in Communities and also in Housing

Salix Homes board members Graham Worrall and Peter Styche hand over the cheque Salix Homes board members Graham Worrall and Peter Styche hand over the cheque

A lifesaving charity has received a much needed cash-boost thanks to generous staff at a social housing provider.

Employees at Salford-based Salix Homes organised a series of Dress Down Days when staff wore casual clothes and made a donation to the North West Air Ambulance.

The initiative raised £104.65 which was handed over to the grateful air ambulance crew, who have a base at Barton Aerodrome in Eccles.

Graham Worrall, board member at Salix Homes, said: “The North West Air Ambulance does such an amazing job and we are thrilled to support it.

“When we heard it relies entirely on donations, we wanted to do our bit to help so the air ambulance crew can continue the remarkable work they do to save lives.”

The North West Air Ambulance has two helicopters flying seven days a week, 365 days a year, carrying out lifesaving missions from road accidents to medical emergencies.

It costs more than £4.2 million per year to maintain both aircraft, but with almost no central government funding it relies on the generosity of its supporters.

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