Call for old unwanted clothes for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance fund

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PEOPLE who have lost weight recently are being urged to donate their larger-sized clothes to a local charity.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance is asking anyone who might have lost a few pounds since the start of the year to drop their outgrown clothes in its banks.

The charity – which provides air ambulance response to emergency calls throughout the county – receives no funding and operates on donations.

John Perry, the organisation’s chief executive, said: ‘This is a fantastic way of supporting the charity.

‘The scheme has raised a staggering £1.4m since the first banks were placed at Morrison’s stores in June 2006.

‘This sustainable income has helped the charity save many lives of adults and children, so if you are losing weight, here is the perfect opportunity to donate your outgrown clothes, feel great and look great.’

It costs £3600 a day to keep the air ambulance flying.

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