Bardi Wind visit Air Ambulance HQ ahead of charity concert

25th May 2022

Bardi Wind Orchestra Conductor David Calow, Orchestra Manager Robert Calow and Oboist Janet Hopkins along David Swanson and Jenny Fyfe, Chair of Oadby & Wigston Lions Club recently visited the Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance HQ at Coventry Airport. 

The Bardi Wind Orchestra, in conjunction with Oadby and Wigston Lions Club, have presented a major charity fundraising concert each year since 2009 at De Montfort Hall delighting audiences and raising many thousands of pounds for good causes over the succeeding years. The concert supports a different charity each year and this year is the turn of the local Air Ambulance.

At the airport BWO members and the Lions met Air Ambulance Paramedic Paul Mullins and Paramedic/Airbase Manager Pippa Gibbs who showed them around. They were able learn more about the vital life-saving work of the organisation which receives no public funding and is dependent on private fundraising.

During the visit they were also able to see some of the equipment in use which includes ambulance cars for difficult to reach incidents when helicopter landings are not possible in the immediate vicinity of an incident, the perfect backdrop for a photoshoot to promote the 2022 Charity Concert.

The 2022 concert supporting our local Air Ambulance takes place at De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Sunday 12th June at 3pm. 

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