Special event highlights children’s air ambulance service

Pictured with Tracy Grunwell, national partnership manager for The Children's Air Ambulance are Matthew Bunnie, Lee Caddick and Dave Dineen from General Tire.'Photo: Professional Images/@ProfImages
Pictured with Tracy Grunwell, national partnership manager for The Children's Air Ambulance are Matthew Bunnie, Lee Caddick and Dave Dineen from General Tire.'Photo: Professional Images/@ProfImages

A local tyre specialist in Newton Stewart will host a special event on Friday 31st July to raise funds for the Children’s Air Ambulance.

The charity runs the only dedicated national helicopter service that transports critically ill children across the UK.

The event at Stewartry Tyres on Creeside Industrial Estate will be part of the nationwide ‘100 years of adventure’ roadshow organised by tyre manufacturer, General Tire, which is celebrating its centenary in 2015.

On the day, there will be a 5.5-metre long inflatable Children’s Air Ambulance helicopter, as well as a fully branded Land Rover Discovery. Raffle tickets will be on sale offering people the chance of winning either an Apple Watch, a Land Rover driving experience, or a family day out.

Donald McIntyre from Stewartry Tyres, said: “It’s going to be a really fun event for a great cause. The whole team is also proud to be one of the UK garages chosen for this national roadshow as it demonstrates that we offer a quality service to our customer, which has been recognised by our suppliers.”

David Smith, managing director at Continental Tyre Group Ltd, which owns General Tire, said: “We’re really excited about visiting Stewartry Tyres and helping to raise money for the Children’s Air Ambulance. This roadshow will also be a great opportunity to showcase to both motorists and tyre dealers alike, General Tire’s long history and tradition of making reliable high-performance tyres, and to draw attention to our current range of products.”

Tracy Grunwell, national partnership manager for the Children’s Air Ambulance, said: “Since the Children’s Air Ambulance was launched in 2013, we have completed over 130 vital missions, including over 85 baby transfers, but as we do not receive any government funding, so we’re really grateful to generosity of Stewartry Tyres, General Tire and Micheldever for supporting our cause.”