Cash aid for stuck copter.Campaigners fighting to get a grounded helicopter ambulance back into the air over Northumberland have had a pounds 1,170 uplift.
Staff from NIG Insurance, part of the Royal Bank of Scotland
The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc (Scottish Gaelic: Banca Rìoghail na h-Alba , travelled from their office in Ashington to hand over a cheque for the money to the Great North Ambulance Service.
Some of the money was raised from a raffle and, as a result of the amount raised, the Royal Bank of Scotland Group The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (LSE: RBS) is a British banking and insurance holding company based in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. It includes The Royal Bank of Scotland plc ) founded in 1727 by a Royal Charter of King George I. added pounds 500 to the total. Sandra Rynn, regional manager for NIG, said: "It was lovely to see the crew and learn first hand how the money would be used.
"The helicopter is smaller than I expected but has a great deal of equipment. We hope to be raising some more money for the charity soon."
The Great North Air Ambulance The Great North Air Ambulance (GNAA) is an English charity based in the United Kingdom. It provides air ambulance services across the North of England from the Scottish border south to North Yorkshire in the east and Cumbria in the west. is a charity and gets no Government or lottery money. Its Carlisle and Blyth-based copters were grounded in February, but the Carlisle service has been restored.