Waterfront Rotary hosts Rota-Rally Campaign in aid of AMS

The Rota-Rally campaign hosted by the Waterfront Rotary in aid of the AMS was a fun-filled COVID safe event. The event started in Cape Town and ended in the beautiful town of Darling along the West Coast. The objective of the event was to raise much needed funds for the AMS to purchase a tractor required by the Cape Town operation. “We all had an amazing day at this year’s Rally and are pleased to announce that R30 000 was raised for the AMS.

The AMS relies on towing vehicles such as tractors to move their aircraft in and out of the hangars to be airborne for emergencies as quickly as possible,” said Nadine Rolston, Waterfront Rotary Race Director. “We are grateful for the donation received towards purchasing a tractor urgently required for the Cape Town operation.

Thank you to all the organisations and individuals who contributed towards the success of the event. Your support during these difficult times that we are finding ourselves in is humbling and greatly appreciated,” said Farhaad Haffejee AMS Corporate Development Manager. “Our helicopters and fixed wing aircraft are stored inside hangars from where we operate. In order to move our aircraft in and out of the hangars and be airborne for emergencies as quickly as possible we rely on towing vehicles such as tractors to pull our aircraft onto the apron for all our emergency flight take-offs.

The tractor is an important part of our operation as it allows our medics and pilots to be airborne as quickly as possible for the emergency transportation of the critically ill and injured during the golden hour when rapid response can make the difference between life and death. We appeal to organisations and individuals that are able to contribute towards this project to kindly contact us in order to raise the balance of the funds” Haffejee concluded. Anyone willing to donate to this project and by so doing help the AMS lift off can contact the AMS directly on info@ams.org.za or 086 11 63729.

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