Rhondda Cynon Taf Mayor, Councillor Wendy Treeby, has been along to the Wales Air Ambulance base to show her support as one of her chosen charities this year.
During her visit, she met with the Wales Air Ambulance staff and medics to thank them personally for the vital service they provide, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Her own nephew Tim Manfield is a consultant with the Wales Air Ambulance team.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Mayor, Councillor Wendy Treeby, said: “It was a great pleasure to visit the airbase and personally thank all involved with Wales Air Ambulance for the service they provide. I now have a much better understanding on the function of the Wales Air Ambulance, the helicopter, the importance of good ground staff and how the funding is essential.
“The services of Wales Air Ambulance is regularly called upon across Rhondda Cynon Taf, often arriving at the scene within minutes, at a time when every second counts.
“I have supported Wales Air Ambulance for many years. I started collecting money for the charity at Pembrey motor racing circuit and raised thousands of pounds there.
“I have seen first-hand the Wales Air Ambulance in action and the functions that they offer have developed over the years and they are a vital part of every community.
“Anyone of us, or our loved ones, may need to use this vital service at some time I our lives, which is why it is one of the many charities I am supporting during my year in office. Please show your support if you are able to and give generously.”
Among the charities Councillor Treeby will be supporting during her term as Mayor of Rhondda Cynon Taf, as well as Wales Air Ambulance, is Stroke Association and Green Meadow Riding for the Disabled, as well as supporting the Armed Forces.
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The Wales Air Ambulance charity emergency service offers advanced critical care. The on-board consultants and critical care practitioners are highly skilled and carry some of the most pioneering medical equipment in the world.
They can deliver blood transfusions, administer anaesthesia and undertake emergency operations at the scene of an incident, before flying the patient directly to specialist care.
Laura Coyne, Wales Air Ambulance’s Community Fundraiser, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen as one of the chosen charities of the Rhondda Cynon Taf Mayor during her term.
“Through her family link to the charity, Councillor Wendy Treeby knows how hard the team at Wales Air Ambulance work to provide the lifesaving service for the people of Wales.
“The Wales Air Ambulance needs to raise £8M every year to continue its 24/7 service. Support, like this, will help us save more lives. We wish Councillor Treeby all the best with her future fundraising for her causes.”
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Posted on 11/08/2022