29th January 2018

Wales Air Ambulance is appealing for volunteers in the Bridgend area to share their spare time at their local WAA shop.  

The shop, on Adare Street in the town centre sells donated pre-loved items and relies on volunteers to organise and assist in the day-to-day running.

Volunteers in the Wales Air Ambulance shop sort and sell donated items, to raise lifesaving funds which keep the charity’s four helicopters flying.

Wales Air Ambulance relies on public donations to sustain the service and needs to raise £6.5 million every year. The 17 Wales Air Ambulance shops located across the country are a key source of funding for the charity.

Wales Air Ambulance Bridgend shop manager Sandra John, said: “As a charity, we rely on people kindly donating their time and funds to keep our helicopters flying across Wales.

“By giving a couple of hours of your time to help in our shops, you can raise money that will go on to save lives. In 2017 alone, our crews attended 83 missions in Bridgend which shows how important the service is to the area.

“Our shops play a vital role in raising the funds needed to complete our operations and each day volunteering for Wales Air Ambulance is different. Our volunteers have fun, and there is always a great atmosphere in our shops. No experience is necessary as we will provide full training.

“Our crews are on standby 365 days a year across the country. Whether you can spare an hour or more, you can play a crucial role in helping to make a difference to lives across Wales.”

If you would like to find out more or to volunteer, please email: [email protected] or call 0300 0152 999