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Auction Money Could Help Kit Up a Medic

Caring West Somerset farmer, Andrew Taylor, has helped the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance by donating the proceeds from the sale of livestock at Sedgemoor Auction Centre, Junction 24 North Petherton.

Andrew sold a British Blue heifer with calf at foot and raised £900 for this vital cause. The cattle were purchased by Peter Wyatt, of Buscombe Farm, Challacombe, Devon.

“We are truly grateful to Andrew for this kind donation. With no direct funding from the Government or the National Lottery, we rely on the generosity of the public to help us raise our operational costs of over £5 million a year. This £900 could potentially help fund items such as a crew flight jacket, a pair of trousers and a high vis jacket; all of which are important pieces of clothing for our crew,”  said a delighted spokeswoman for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

The charity is close to Mr Taylor’s heart as it came to his aid following an accident. Coincidentally, the charity is also one that has been chosen by Greenslade Taylor Hunt to support this year along with the Devon Air Ambulance.

These organisations receive no Government help and rely entirely on donations, so the proceeds of Andrew’s sale will help keep these vital services operating.

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