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Cruising Santas expect to raise over £4,000
The Burghfield Santa Cruise has already raised over £3,850 from its charity cycling pub crawl on Saturday 15th December. You can still donate to the Santas by following the link below.
They expect the total will easily exceed £4,000.

You can see a Flash video of this year’s cruise on YouTube.

Just – Santa Cruise
Added or last updated on 20-12-2007 by Richard Porter [810]

Golfers Support Air Ambulance
Castle Royle Donates over £17k
Castle Royle captains and Lyn Paver

Castle Royle Golf Captains, Sue Fagan and Michael Hunt, recently presented a cheque for £17,038.88 to TVAC Chief Executive Lyn Paver. Over the past three years the Club’s members have been dedicated supporters and have raised over £45,000 for the 999 helicopter. We are very grateful to everyone who has helped raise such a brilliant amount.

Castle Royle Golf and Country Club
Added or last updated on 11-01-2008 by Richard Porter [813]

New Aviation Book Aids Air Ambulance
High Wycombe’s Contribution to Aviation
book coverIan Simmons and Dave Scott

A new local avaition publication by Dave Scott and Ian Simmons (Ian is on the left in the photo).

Price 10.00, P & P to United Kingdom 2.50, most other destinations 4.00

Available from Ian Simmons, 154 New Road, Booker, High Wycombe, Bucks. HP12 4LA (tel. 01494 531912)

A carefully researched work about aviation activity in and around High Wycombe and those involved, dating back to 1911:

  • The birth of Geoffrey de Havilland at Terriers Green
  • The earliest aviators including Cody, flying around High Wycombe.
  • Airfields at Saunderton, Bourne End, Lacey Green and Booker.
  • Famous aviators residing in the area, including Amy Johnson and Louis Bleriot.
  • George Holt Thomas whose company Airco produced one third of all allied aircraft in WW1.
  • The start of Wycombe Aircraft Constructors Ltd.
  • Involvement of the furniture industry in aircraft production during both World Wars, helping to build two of the fastest aircraft in the world at the time, the DH4/9 and the Mosquito.
  • The flying circuses of the 1930s.
  • USAAF and RAF Headquarters. Top secret Hughenden Manor.

All profits made by the authors of this book will be donated to the Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance.

Added or last updated on 26-11-2007 by Richard Porter [806]

Artist Aids Air Ambulance
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Ellesborough Golf Club member Robert Barcilon has supported the charity through the sale of his paintings. Robert (second left) is holding his painting of the helicopter with Jean Crisp Ladies’ Captain (left), Anne Overin (TVAC Trustee), and John French the Men’s Captain.

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Anne Overin receives a giant cheque for 13,238.51 from the two Captains.

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Anne presents the club with a certificate for the magnificent donation.

Click on a picture to see a larger image.

Ellesborough Golf Club
Added or last updated on 26-11-2007 by Richard Porter [802]

Christmas Turkeys Benefit Air Ambulance
roast turket

Copas Traditional Turkeys are proud to support the wonderful work of the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance. This Christmas they will donate 2.50 for every turkey that is ordered by their supporters. Simply quote the special code TVAA07 when you order.

Order yours today! 01628 474678

Copas Turkeys
Added or last updated on 30-10-2007 by Richard Porter [798]

Grand Draw Winners
The Autumn Grand Draw was drawn on Tuesday 16th October at Danesfield House Hotel. The winning tickets are:

Prize       Ticket  Name
1st - 3000 0004935 Mrs Katharine Chia, Maidenhead
2nd - 1000 0000320 Mrs Audrey Allen, Maidenhead
3rd -  500 0014488 Mrs Mispah Stone, Charlton, Wantage 
3rd -  500 0021258 (withheld)
5th -  250 0026433 Clive & Megan Towner, Witney
5th -  250 0052582 Miss Teresa Barlow, Sands, High Wycombe
5th -  250 0051290 Richard Burrage, High Wycombe
5th -  250 0019073 Geoffrey New, Swindon
Added or last updated on 30-10-2007 by Richard Porter [797]

Bucks. Punjabi Society donates 1,000
Renu Riat

Bucks fundraiser Carl Undery accepts a cheque for 1,000 from Dr. Renu Riat on behalf of the Bucks. Punjabi Society International as part of its commitment to support local charities.

Added or last updated on 29-10-2007 by Richard Porter [796]

Jump for the Air Ambulance!
Would you like to take part in a sponsored parachute jump to raise funds for the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance?

The Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust in association with Skyline Promotions, is offering the opportunity to take part in three different types of jump (Freefall Tandem, Static Line and Accelerated Freefall) each of which has a different basic cost. Providing you raise the minimum amount of sponsorship money to cover the cost of the jump, you jump for FREE, and every extra pound that you raise over the minimum comes directly to the charity!

No experience is required as all training is given on the day, and you can take part in a jump at over 20 airfields across the UK.

If you would like an information pack please call Lynn Ellis on 01628 822711.

Do It For Charity
Added or last updated on 30-10-2007 by Richard Porter [789]

Air Ambulance attends coach crash
The Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance attended a coach crach on the M1 in Buckinghamshire just after 16:00 today when a National Express coach hit a kerb and rolled entering Newport Pagnell services. The driver was trapped and had to be cut free by Bucks. Fire and Rescue.

Six people were seriously injured. Our helicopter took one patient to hospital. The London Air Ambulance (G-EHMS) also attended but was stood down at the scene. The remaining casualties went by road ambulance. There were about 30 people with minor injuries.

Added or last updated on 23-10-2007 by Lynn Ellis [782]

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