Brookes family to climb Snowdon in aid of Wales Air Ambulance

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In an effort to raise funds and awareness for Wales Air Ambulance, Jabro Games’ Tony Brookes, his wife Mair, and his son Gareth will trek up Mt. Snowdon in time for sunrise.

 

Tony Brookes, managing director of Jabro Games, and family are preparing for a night-time charity climb up Mt. Snowdon on 12 August in aid of Wales Air Ambulance (WAA).

“We are trying to raise funds and awareness for Wales Air Ambulance because they receive no National Lottery funding so they solely depend on donations from the public”

The ascent, named the Snowdon Sunrise Trek, will begin at 1am as hikers brave Wales’ tallest summit, reaching the peak at 5am in time for first light before heading back down to complete the nine mile route.

Brookes’ son Gareth is looking forward to contributing to the valuable service, which aims to provide 24-hour emergency aircover to 3000 sq miles of rugged Welsh terrain.

“We are trying to raise funds and awareness for Wales Air Ambulance because they receive no National Lottery funding so they solely depend on donations from the public,” said Gareth Brookes. “It’s a charity close to everyone’s heart in Wales because it’s a vital service for the country’s diverse landscape. WAA is the largest air ambulance operation in the UK, and with each mission costing on average £1,500, every £1 helps.”

On 28 July, Gareth Brookes family visited the WAA airbase in Dafen, Llanelli, to meet with the service’s L-R CCP Marc Allen and Dr Ian Bowler.

WAA requires £6.5m a year to keep its four helicopters in the sky, with this crucial service able to be anywhere in Wales within 20 minutes.

Its latest aircraft, the Wales Children’s Air Ambulance, can transfer premature and newborn infants to the required hospital for life-saving treatment.

To donate to the Brookes’ charity trek, visit the family’s JustGiving page at http://www.justgiving.com/Snowdon- Sunrise2017.


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