Ledbury fundraiser raises cash for Midlands Air Ambulance


A fundraising event organised by an extra care scheme in Ledbury has raised £150 for the Midlands Air Ambulance charity.


Residents of Leadon Bank, alongside family and friends, welcomed Webley-based bluegrass band, Alive and Pickin’, for a special performance. More than 35 guests gathered in the communal lounge to enjoy an hour-long performance of live music


The event was organised by staff from Shaw healthcare to raise funds for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. Alive and Pickin’ is supporting the charity for the second consecutive year and funds from raffle ticket sales and donations will help to keep the charity in the air.


Relationship manager for Shaw, Jane Harris, commented: “It was a lovely afternoon and a great opportunity for residents to enjoy quality time with their families at the same time as raising money for a good cause. Everyone loved the band and its choice of music, which helped to provide a wonderful atmosphere on the day.”


After the money was raised, staff at Leadon Bank invited Mary Sheldon, from Midlands Air Ambulance, to the home to give a talk on the charity’s services and its work in the region and presented her with the cheque.


Leadon Bank is a supportive community made up of 54 ‘extra care’ apartments for those over 55-years-of-age, as alongside a 10-bed residential care home and adjoining day care centre.


Shaw healthcare provides a spectrum of services from comprehensive care packages through to low level support in the community for older people and adults with physical, sensory or mental health support needs.


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