THE November donation by Williton-based at Brook Food Processing was given to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

Throughout the year, Brook has been celebrating its 25th anniversary by donating £25 for every order received of £1000 or more to a different local charity each month.

The total raised until November is over £19,000, including the £1600 given to the air ambulance.

Presenting the cheque on Friday December 6, Steve Wells said: “It was great to learn a little more about what it costs the charity to run the services. 

“It is an organisation that helps those in need across the region and to donate to them was a pleasure”.

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance was established to provide relief from sickness and injury for the people of Dorset and Somerset, by the provision of an air ambulance service, with an air and road-delivered critical care capability.

The service receives no direct funding from the Government or the National Lottery and relies entirely on the generosity of the public for support.

Charlotte Routley, deputy CEO thanked all at Brook Food Processing Equipment for the very generous donation. 

“The cost of an average mission is approximately £3,000 and the charity requires funds of over £4 million to continue our vital service, so your donation is very much appreciated,” she said.

“The helicopter and crew are in operation 365 days per year and since our launch we have carried out thousands of missions, helping those in need across Dorset and Somerset who are in life threatening situations.”