A family fun day held to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Maes Glas Caravan Park raised £700 for the Wales Air Ambulance.

The owners at the park decided to fundraise for the lifesaving helicopter charity because the park is based in a rural area, and they often see the Wales Air Ambulance helicopter land locally.

This is not the first time the caravan park, in Sarnau, Llandysul has raised much-needed funds for the charity, reflecting on why they support the service, Tim Hill said: “We have always supported the Wales Air Ambulance. Living in a rural area, many miles from a hospital, it is vital that we have such a quick response to medical emergencies that only the air ambulance can provide.”

The successful family fun day saw 120 people attend the popular event. In the afternoon guests enjoyed a picnic and were entertained by Luke the ‘Close Up Magician’.

The children also enjoyed a sports event, which included traditional races - running, egg and spoon, obstacle races, as well as parachute games.

The Wales Air Ambulance Charity emergency service offers advanced critical care and is often described as a ‘Flying ED’. The on-board consultants and critical care practitioners are highly skilled and carry some of the most pioneering medical equipment in the world. They can deliver blood transfusions, administer anaesthesia, and undertake emergency operations at the scene of the incident, before flying the patient directly to specialist care.   

Tim and Sally Hill added: “Everyone really enjoyed themselves. There was crown making and ‘guess the name of the corgi’. In the evening we provided a barbecue and pig racing (not real pigs). All the money raised was from donations on the day and we were really pleased to achieve £700 at the end of the day. It was a fantastic day which was fun for all ages and raised money to support a really worthy cause.”

Tim Hill recently presented Wales Air Ambulance’s Community Fundraiser Helen Pruett with the cheque at Maes Glas Caravan Park.

A delighted Helen said: “Thank you so much to the owners for choosing the Wales Air Ambulance as the Charity to benefit from its Queen’s Platinum Jubilee fun day. It sounds like a wonderful day, where people of all ages enjoyed a variety of different activities and entertainment.  The Wales Air Ambulance needs to raise £8 million every year to continue its lifesaving service for the people of Wales. Donations, like this £700, will help us save more lives across Wales. Diolch yn fawr, pawb.”