Bistre Scout Group’s flying visit By gra173 on May 14, 2015 In News / 0 comments 1st Bistre Scout group recently enjoyed a visit from members of Wales Air Ambulance. The visit was to help raise awareness of the great things that the Air Ambulance does in Wales and the member s of the Scout group got to take part in quizzes, and meet the Air Ambulance mascot and get some pictures with him. Scout Leader Tamsin Harrison Royle said ‘The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts all really enjoyed the visit and found out a lot about what the Air Ambulance do, it was great to meet the Mascot too’ “Alyson Winn, Community Coordinator at Wales Air Ambulance, said: “I’m very grateful to everyone at the 1st Bistre Scout Group for inviting me to give a talk all about the work of Wales Air Ambulance. As a charity, we rely entirely on donations to keep our three helicopters protecting the people of Wales. It costs over £6 million each year to fund the cost of the service, and each time the helicopter attends an incident it costs on average £1,500. My role as a community coordinator is to inform people of the lifesaving work Wales Air Ambulance do, and to encourage people to support us. I also help to raise as much money as possible by attending fundraising events, bucket collections, and selling merchandise. We’re always looking for people to get involved with fundraising activities. Without the support from the public, we wouldn’t be able to continue!” Scouting provides a Balanced programme for children from 6 to 17 years old. They do a huge amount of activities throughout the year, from abseiling to white water rafting, along with learning about great organisations such as the Wales Air Ambulance, and with more Adult volunteers to help run the many groups across Flintshire Scouting can continue to provide a fantastic experience to thousands of children.