6th March 2023

Mike Fundraising for Air Ambulance. Fundraising is taking off for branding expert Mike Land. He’s made a pledge to raise at least £1,500 this year for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Mike, who runs Swindon-based Nickel Design, has started the ball rolling with a £150 donation – given in lieu of sending cards and gifts to clients and contacts at Christmas.

Mike Fundraising for Air Ambulance - Mike Land
Mike Land of Swindon-Based Nickel Designs

And he’s promising to make ten times that amount. He’ll stage a 24-hour van pull to mark the £1,500 fundraising milestone. Not only that, if he gets to £2,000, Mike is going to skydive from a plane.

Mike Land on the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth - Mike Fundraising for Air Ambulance
Mike Land on the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth – Mike Fundraising for Air Ambulance

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is a cause very close to my heart. They run a fantastic service, funded by donations alone. I got to know them when they invited me in to talk about branding, and I decided I wanted to help,’ said Mike. ‘I’ve been a member of Swindon Slinn Allstars running club for many years, and they support Wiltshire Air Ambulance too. I’d like to get to at least £1,500 and if every one of my business connections gave a mere £2, I would smash that with ease.’

Mike and Fundraising

Mike’s no stranger to fundraising. He’s done bungee jumps and ran marathons and half-marathons. He’s also staged a Strictly Come Dancing evening and even abseiled down Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower, in aid of several different charities. Mike is also a non-exec director of Swindon not-for-profit The Platform Project. The PP helps bridge the gap between education and employment.

Plans for the 24-hour van pull are already underway. But he needs to get in sight of the £1,500 mark to finalise the date.

Naomi Barker, Corporate Partnerships Lead with Wiltshire Air Ambulance, said: ‘Each year we need to raise £4 million to keep the helicopter flying and continue saving lives. We receive no regular direct Government funding or National Lottery grants. Thus we have to rely on generous donations from the public and local businesses, such as Nickel Design, to help support our lifesaving work. We’re very excited Mike has chosen to support us. We can’t wait to get involved. I’m sure the van pull is only the beginning.

To make a donation visit https://www.givengain.com/ap/mike-land-raising-funds-for-wiltshire-air-ambulance/#timeline.

For more about Mike Land and Nickel Design, go to https://nickeldesign.co.uk/. Details of Wiltshire Air Ambulance are at https://www.wiltshireairambulance.co.uk

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