A Welshpool High School pupil held a successful coffee morning in aid of a lifesaving charity, whilst also obtaining a qualification for her efforts.

Year 10 student Rebekah Romei raised £100 for the Wales Air Ambulance. Whilst in school Rebekah spent some of her time completing a ‘Science Today’ qualification. To enable her to gain the ‘Science today’ qualification Rebekah studied units which included the human body along with an induction to animal care.

As part of the qualification Rebekah was also required to show that she can work in a group, so she organised a coffee morning to raise vital funds for the Wales Air Ambulance.

Rebekah set her own rules for working with others, establish roles, and carry out given tasks.

This was the first time Rebekah has fundraised for the Charity and she ‘did an amazing job’ in organising the coffee morning. Rebekah would like to thank all those who attended and enjoyed the variety of cakes.

The Wales Air Ambulance needs to raise £8 million every year to keep the helicopters in the air and its rapid response vehicles on the road.

The Wales Air Ambulance service offers advanced critical care across Wales. It is delivered via a unique Third Sector and Public Sector partnership between the Wales Air Ambulance Charity and the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS Cymru). As a result, the service is consultant-led and is known as a ‘flying emergency department’, taking hospital-standard treatments to the patient at the scene of an incident. This includes the ability to administer anaesthesia, deliver blood transfusions and conduct minor operations, all at the scene of an incident.

Wales Air Ambulance Community Fundraiser, Dougie Bancroft said: “A huge thank you to Rebekah and the staff at the school for holding a coffee morning in aid of the Wales Air Ambulance Charity. It is wonderful that not only did Rebekah raise £100 for our Charity but she also obtained a qualification at the same time, which is fantastic. This was Rebekah’s first-time fundraising for us and she did an amazing job. The cakes looked delicious!

“The money raised for the Charity will help to keep our four aircrafts in the air and our rapid response vehicles on the road throughout Wales. Thank you so much to everyone who supported the coffee morning.”

There are several ways that the public can continue to support the Wales Air Ambulance. These include online donations, signing up to the Charity’s Lifesaving Lottery or by coming up with their own innovative ways to fundraise at home. Further information can be found via www.walesairambulance.com.  

Alternatively, a £5 text-message donation can be made by texting the word HELI to 70711.