Vospers Mazda Exeter and Mazda UK have made a donation towards the cost of a Mazda2 1.3 petrol TS2 car worth £11,900 to Devon Air Ambulance Trust's Grand Summer Draw 2011.
The Grand Summer Draw is expected to raise over £50,000 through ticket sales. Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said "We would like to thank Vospers Mazda and Mazda UK for their continued support, which makes a big difference to our fundraising. We very much look forward to working with Mazda again and continuing the successful partnership.
Caroline added "Over the last three years the Grand Summer Draw has generated an income of £126,000. None of this would have been possible without corporate supporters such as Vospers Mazda, Bovey Castle and Francis Clark."
"The busy 2011 events season will include travel to a variety of events across Devon, so having the branded Mazda2 for fundraising purposes is invaluable, and helps raise awareness of the Mazda2 Grand Summer Draw prize car."
Peter Vosper, MD of Vospers Mazda added: "We are very proud to continue our support of Devon Air Ambulance Grand Summer Draw for the fourth consecutive year. The Draw plays an important role in generating income for Devon Air Ambulance Trust and we look forward to activating the 2011 support through insightful, engaging and fun events throughout the county."
Devon Air Ambulance Trust's aim is to relieve sickness and injury in Devon, by providing an Air Ambulance Service, and costs around £4.5 million each year.
Devon Air Ambulance Trust currently operates a service covering the hours of 7am to 7pm with helicopters from two sites - Exeter and Umberleigh - crewed by a pilot and two paramedics who attend incidents such as road traffic accidents, sport-related injuries and medical emergencies.
Alex Bass, Dealer Principal, Vospers Mazda said: "The team and I are looking forward to launching the Devon Air Ambulance Trust Grand Summer Draw at the Devon County Show from Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st May at the Devon County Showground Westpoint. We hope to generate a high number of ticket sales and interest from the people of Devon to kick-start the summer campaign."Published 4 January 2011