Pup will raise awareness of air ambulance’s work

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Children at a Clitheroe primary school will welcome a life saving service’s mascot to their assembly next week.

Paramedic Pup the mascot of the North West Air Ambulance (NWAA) is visiting St Michael and St John’s RC Primary School on Monday to launch National Air Ambulance Week and to explain to the children what the service is all about.

Youngsters at the Lowergate-based school will be taking part in a variety of activities next week including a “donate day” during which they can donate an item that can be sold in an air ambulance shop,

There will also be a fundraising cake bake and a Wear Yelli for Heli Day during which the children can wear non-uniform in return for a donation.

The children will also take part in a weather prediction activity, with Key Stage One children drawing pictures and giving an explanation as to why the weather is an important factor for the air ambulance.

Key Stage Two children, meanwhile, will look at rainfall, wind speed and direction as well as cloud cover.

Other fundraisers include orienteering activities on the school field and garden, a colouring competition, a design your own air ambulance competition, plus name the teddy, guess how many sweets in a jar games and raffle.

The NWAA will also be on tour in the region all next week and will be at Clitheroe Market on Saturday September 26th to raise awareness about the service and to raise funds.

For more information about National Air Ambulance Week visit: www.nwaa.net/naaw