Festive concerts help raise funds for vital charity

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Christmas has come early for East Anglian Air Ambulance as the Cantata Ladies Choir and Challney Band presented a cheque for £300 to the lifesaving charity.

The two acts performed an evening of festive entertainment at the Challney Community Centre in Luton to an audience of around 60 people.

Guests enjoyed a medley of popular songs from the Cantata Ladies Choir followed by the Challney Band who ended on a high note with festive Christmas music which had everyone singing along.

Bedfordshire Fundraising Manager, Kay Marter, gave a short talk about the important role of the air ambulance in helping people in their hour of need.

Almost £300 was raised through ticket sales and a raffle which featured prizes of chocolate and wine. The donation will pay for important life preserving equipment used by the crew to maintain a pulse during the journey to hospital. Kay Marter said: “We had a fantastic evening at the Challney Community Centre in Luton and it was brilliant to watch both acts.’ ‘The night was a huge success and we would like to say thank you for their fantastic donation to the charity, we really do appreciate it.”

For more information on the work of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, visit www.eaaa.org.uk or call 08450 669 999. You can also follow us on Twitter at @EastAngliAirAmb or ‘like’ our Facebook page – East Anglian Air Ambulance Charity.