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Lent Appeal 2010  

This Lent we're supporting two charities:

East Anglian Air Ambulance Service a 365 day-a-year life-saving service across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk and Suffolk.

The charity is independent of government and National Lottery funding and is entirely dependent on fund-raising and contributions. To keep its two air ambulances flying and to provide the advanced medical equipment they carry, over 3 million per year has to be raised.

On average, the EAAA are called to four incidents a day.  Life threatening situations such as road traffic accidents, incidents involving people in inaccessible places and cardiac arrests. Because of the advanced skills, drugs and equipment found on board, and being able to access places impossible for a land ambulance, the EAAA can make the difference.

  • Click here for details of the East Anglian Air Ambulance Service

Samaritans (local) which covers Luton, South Bedfordshire and Harpenden.

Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

Whatever you're going through, whether it's big or small, don't bottle it up. Samaritans are here for you if you're worried about something, feel upset or confused, or just want to talk to someone.

  • Click here for details of the Samaritans

Editor's Note

The Pancake Party on 13th February raised over 600 which will be divided between these two charities.  The CARE Committee would like to thank everyone who supported them. 

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