We at Badger love seeing Formula One stars raise money for charity, and World Champion Lewis Hamilton has donated a great prize to the winner of a special charity auction – the life saving service of the Essex and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance Trust.
Members of the public can submit their best bids by 30th June to be in with a chance to call the suit their own. The top three bids will be invited to telephone in to take part in a live auction during a Charity Fundraising Dinner ball in Elmdon on 9th July.
Already the Charity has received public bids of up to £4,000 for the suit – of which Lewis Hamilton, said: “Hertfordshire is my home county. I have family connections to the area, so I’m delighted to donate a race suit to such a worthy cause. I won a race wearing it last season, so I hope it will have similar good fortune when it is used for fundraising.”
Jane Gurney, Chief Executive Officer of Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust said: “This would be a great win for someone who is a fan of Formula One and Lewis Hamilton. He was very generous in donating the suit to the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust, and the money raised from the auction will go towards ensuring our two helicopters, Doctors and Paramedics can continue to respond to emergencies across the two counties.”
Lewis Hamilton visited Hertfordshire company, Epson – who have entered into a global partnership with the Mercedes F1 team – last year where he donated the suit to Herts Air Ambulance, Epson’s official charity partner.
The Charity Dinner and Auction will be hosted by Claire and Robert Smith, who had to call on the Air Ambulance when their newborn daughter, Millicent, fell ill hours just hours after being born in October 2014.
To make a bid, participants should contact Cristina Barone, Herts Fundraising Manager on 0345 504 0055 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The three highest bidders will be contacted by EHAAT and invited to take part in the live auction by telephone.
For more information visit http://www.hertsairambulance.uk.com/.