GENEROUS Worcester man decided to leave his entire estate totalling £88,000 to the County Air Ambulance Trust before he sadly passed away this year.
Tony Saunders’ donation will be a huge boost to the charity which supports Air Ambulance operational services and infrastructure projects, as well as funding lifesaving helipads so helicopters can land at hospitals throughout the country.
Mr Saunders, who lived in Barbourne, sadly passed away this year and his friend of 78 years Anne Jordan, who was the executor of Tony’s will, presented the cheque for £88,000 to CAAT’s Chief Executive Robert Bertram.
Robert said: “For nearly 25 years the County Air Ambulance Trust has made a considerable difference to critically injured patients and air ambulance crews.
“We are overwhelmed and very grateful for Mr Saunders’ donation, which will really bolster the work that we do to support the air ambulance services.
“I’m sorry that will we never have the chance to thank him in person, but delighted that we could meet Ms Jordan and tell her about how her friend’s donation will make such a huge impact.”
Anne added: “Tony worked for the RAF for a long time, so his experiences, along with learning more about the fantastic work that the County Air Ambulance Trust does, helped him to decide where his estate could make the most difference.
“I knew Tony for 78 years and he was a dear friend who I miss terribly. But I am so proud that I can hand over this money knowing that it will help to save a huge number of lives in the future.’