Customers at Rumwell Farm Shop are being invited to support the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance by ‘buying yellow’ this year. The service will receive 10p from each sale of a dozen large free range eggs and each bag of sherbet lemons throughout year. Yellow has been chosen as it matches the organisation’s corporate colour.
Anne Mitchell, joint owner of the farm shop, said: “We wanted to host a fundraiser to last for a number of months and it seemed a great idea to donate money from each sale of our eggs and lemon sherbets to the charity. We’re aiming to raise at least £2,000 for the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance during 2016 and we hope this will be a great fundraiser for them as our free range eggs are very popular.”
The air ambulance was launched in March 2000 and has flown more than 11,000 missions, many of them life-saving. Its operational costs are more than £2 million a year and the approximate cost per mission is £2,500. With public support it is also able to purchase specialist equipment to aid paramedics’ training and help to save lives across the two counties.
Debbie Birtwisle, Fundraising Coordinator for Somerset for the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, said: “We’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Rumwell Farm Shop for hosting this fundraiser for us. It’s a great way to help us raise funds and awareness of the work we do helping people in Dorset and Somerset.”