Giving a lift to the helicopter heroes
Aberystwyth University Vice-Chancellor’s Charity of the Year 2018-19: Left to right: Aneurin Roberts, Wales Air Ambulance Community Co-ordinator for Ceredigion; Morfudd Williams, Wales Air Ambulance volunteer and Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Aberystwyth University Vice-Chancellor
17 July 2018
Wales Air Ambulance has been selected as Aberystwyth University’s Vice-Chancellor’s Charity of the Year for 2018-19.
Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice-Chancellor, made the announcement on Tuesday 17 July at the first of this year’s graduation ceremonies.
The charity was chosen following a nominations and voting process involving students and staff across the University.
Announcing the name of the charity, Professor Treasure said: “The Wales Air Ambulance provides a vital lifesaving service across Ceredigion and the whole of Wales, and its operation relies entirely on charitable donations. The University students and staff look forward to working with the Wales Air Ambulance team over the coming year.”
Wales Air Ambulance Charity chief executive Angela Hughes said: “It’s an absolute honour for Wales Air Ambulance to be nominated as Aberystwyth University’s Vice-Chancellor’s Charity of the Year, and we look forward to working in partnership with the University to help raise vital funds for Wales’ lifesaving helicopters."
“Last year Wales Air Ambulance crews undertook 77 missions in the Ceredigion area – around six every month. It is only through support such as this that our helicopters can keep flying and saving lives.”
Each year the Vice-Chancellor’s Charity of the Year appeal seeks to raise as much funding as possible for a worthy cause, and provide a fundraising focus for staff, students and the community.
Aberystwyth University’s Graduation Week 2018 takes place over four days, from Tuesday 17 until Friday 20 July, in the Great Hall at Aberystwyth University’s Arts Centre.