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Air Ambulance Charity Weekend

Six years ago, Kalle's dad was involved in a freak accident where the van he was driving slipped on black ice and hit a tree.

The Essex and Herts Air Ambulance saved his life that day. For the crew it was just another flight, but for Kalle and her family it meant everything.

The Essex and Herts Air Ambulance don't receive any government funding so they rely totally on charitable donations. The cost of each flight is around £2700, a small price to pay to save someone's life.

Kalle and John were so grateful to the Air Ambulance they wanted to find a way to say thank you to the charity and the lifesaving crew who were on board that day. Kalle and John set up a Facebook group, Camper Family, for people who love camping. It's a place where you can share pictures and recommendations of where to stay and places to visit. From this group the idea of organising a fundraising weekend began.

The Camper Family weekend at Henlow Bridge Lakes was a huge success and the family raised over £1400 for the charity. Everyone who visited had a fantastic time and enjoyed the face painting, bouncy castles, gladiator challenge, raffle and much, much more.

Children and adults alike tucked into fish and chips and doughnuts while watching the Robbie Williams tribute act by the fire pit in the Roundel.

Kalle said 'The weekend was more than John and I could ever have imagined, and we enjoyed it so much that we decided straight away to book to do it all again next year, with bigger plans it's sure to be another fantastic weekend!'

For more information about the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance please visit


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