Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) is appealing for help to continue operating life-saving flights during lockdown.
As the country’s only charity air ambulance, SCAA is funded primarily through donations, fundraising events and its lottery.
With a number of events having fallen victim to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown, the organization has been left reliant on donations.
In order to continue operations during lockdown, SCAA has launched the #DonateYourCommute campaign which it hopes will bring in enough money to continue its vital work responding to trauma incidents and medical emergencies across the country.
Supporters are being asked to donate the cost of their usual travel expenses to the charity.
With many working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic, a significant number of people are no longer spending money on their regular fuel and travel costs.
SCAA is appealing for people to donate the cost of their daily, weekly or even monthly commute to the charity to help it through the current difficult period.
SCAA’s fundraising director Nick Harvey said: “Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many of our fundraising events have sadly had to be cancelled this year.
“As the charity relies solely on the public’s kind donations, we are hoping this campaign encourages people to pledge their support during these challenging times.”
For more information and to #DonateYourCommute, go to: www.scaa.org.uk/support-us/donate-your-commute.
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