People of UK are known for their innovative ways to raise money for air ambulance transport. We’ve seen people stripping for calendars and old women dedicating their life to raise money for air ambulance transport charities. Now, St. Albans resident, Kim Couch, has found a hilarious way to raise awareness and money about the charity air ambulance transport services offered by Herts Air Ambulance. Kim Couch has chosen to remain silent for this effort!
How is Silence Raising Money for Air Ambulance Transport?
Well, that’s the fun part – at least for the family and loved ones of Kim. She camped outside Lavendergreen, which is a store that sells gifts and home-ware. She got together with the store owner, Joanna Marks for the event. Kim took up the challenge with her loved ones that she would not utter a single word for the entire day in return for donations to the charity. She set up her tent right outside the store with banners and balloons. She had worn a surgical mask around her mouth to ensure that she didn’t speak.
The Response to Kim’s Effort
The response was just great. While Kim had set herself a target of raising a modest 100 pounds, she ended up raising a 1000. Thanks to the generous donations, some of which came from her friends and family. Guess, the family was all too happy that the most talkative member had done away with words for a day. Jokes apart, Kim’s friends and family supported her throughout. Joanna Marks was by her side the entire day distributing free tea, expressing her support. Everyone around her had worn Herts’ T-shirt displaying their support for the cause.
Most air ambulance transport services in the UK are run by charities with just a little support from the government. These services touch the lives of many people of the community and the community shows its gratitude to the air ambulance transport charities through such gestures.