Why does it have to rely on charity?
I AM writing because there is an issue which have caused me great concern for a number of years to which I have expressed my feelings before in writing to the then local MP Ms Dawn Primrolo. It is the case of our air ambulances. It grieves me to think that we have to rely on charities and the good will of people in this country to keep them flying. The crew are required at a moment's notice to attend to the sick and needy and possibly transport them to hospital by the shortest route possible. They do an exceedingly good job and at one time there was a fear that the air ambulance in Bristol would not fly because of lack of charity funding.
I was watching Songs of Praise on Sunday which featured people walking miles for this very needy charity so please is it possible for the treasurer at government level to release the funds for the air ambulance to continue to do an exceptional job without the need to be reliant on the generosity of the kind people of our great country.
I have great empathy with all the war torn countries and many disasters around the world and am aware particularly at this present time there seems to be bigger causes for our monetary fund to be used. But I ask you as a pensioner who was born and lived through and witnessed the last war, with all the destruction, particularly the aftermath of poverty this can cause to young and old alike who are affected and need help. But I feel so strongly that surely it is possible that funding could be found for this very needy cause in our country.