Over 2,000 visitors turned up at Thruxton Motorsports Centre on Saturday 1st July to join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) 10th Birthday celebrations, raising over £5,000 for the charity.
The sun shone as children enjoyed traditional fun fair rides, arts and crafts and circus skills, whilst live music played in the arena and the proud owners paraded their dogs at the first HIOWAA dog show. The celebrations marked 10 years to the day since Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance made its first operational flight on 1st July 2007.
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance was present throughout the day and members of the Critical Care Team were on hand to speak to the public about their life-saving work. As a show of appreciation, HIOWAA CEO Alex Lochrane presented the team with a card filled with messages of thanks gathered from former patients and supporters.
HIOWAA CEO Alex Lochrane commented ‘Our 10th Birthday celebrations were a resounding success and we are delighted to have raised over £5,000. Just as importantly, the day provided the opportunity to celebrate our life saving service and to look back on how it has evolved over the past 10 years. Thank you to everyone who came to show their support and for being a part of our very special day’.