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Welling student Asda collection raises £1,000 for London's Air Ambulance
A GROUP of Welling sixth formers raised more than £1,000 for London’s Air Ambulance with a supermarket collection.
Around 35 year 12 and 13 students from Welling School volunteered their time across three days to collect £1,069 from shoppers at Asda in the Broadway.
Pupils sported Air Ambulance t-shirts on September 23, 24 and 25 to tempt shoppers into parting with their cash on behalf of the service which relies on donations to function.
The LAA operates 24/7 providing pre-hospital medical care to victims of serious injury at the scene of the incident, serving the 10 million people who live, work and commute within the M25.
Volunteer fundraiser Alison Boyle said: "It went down really well because the customers love to see students involved and they were absolutely brilliant.
"There were notes going in and it was just a constant flow. Sometimes you get to a supermarket and it can be quite a slow day so we didn’t really expect to make that kind of money."
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