Happy HIOWAA Campers!
Wednesday 14th November
A Volkswagen camper van event in Portsmouth has raised £2,000 for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. (HIOWAA)
Organisers from ‘Beach Dubbin’ decided to donate some of the proceeds of the day to our charity, after witnessing the Air Ambulance land at their event while on an emergency call.
Beach Dubbin was held on Southsea Common on the 5th August (2018) and hundreds of exhibitors attended, drawing in even more enthusiasts.
Volunteers at the show quickly organised a cordon to keep spectators safe and ensured the Critical Care Team had enough space to land.
The Beach Dubbin team visited the airbase on Sunday (11th November) to officially present us with a cheque and to meet the team.
They also surprised us by announcing their support for us at their next event in 2019!
Ian Browning, Community Engagement Manager at Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance said:
“It was wonderful to meet the Beach Dubbin team to thank them for their assistance on the day of the event as well as the very generous donation. We were blown away to find out they had chosen us again for next year and are very much looking forward to the event! Their donation will make a big difference to us and ensures we can continue flying and saving lives across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.”
The next event will be held on Sunday 4th August 2019 on Southsea Common, Portsmouth. Find out more by visiting their website – www.beachdubbin.co.uk