Corfe Castle to turn yellow and green for Air Ambulance Week

CORFE Castle will be turned yellow and green to mark Air Ambulance Week.

The National Trust landmark will be illuminated after dusk on Thursday, September 7 in support of the Dorset and Somerset service.

Air Ambulance Week 2023 runs from September 4 to 10 and is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the vital work of air ambulance charities across the UK.

During the week, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is asking the public to support their life-saving work by donating £10 to their cause.

On September 7, Corfe Castle and the Wellington Monument in Somerset, will be lit up in the service’s yellow and green colours, while a public engagement day will take place at Clarks Village, in Street.

Adam Evans, visitor operations and experience manager at Corfe Castle, said: “Our local communities rely heavily on the emergency response of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

“We are delighted to show our support to their vital service.”

Tracy Bartram, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance communications manager said: “For over 20 years, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance has been there for critically ill and injured people when they need us the most.

“The enhanced skills of our team, specialist equipment and drugs that we carry, along with the speed of our response, can make the difference between life and death.

“The service that we provide for the local community is 95% funded by charitable giving, by people like many of you.

“With every mission costing approximately £3,500 and the number of patients we are trying to reach increasing year on year, we need public support now, more than ever.

“This incredible awareness generating activity by Corfe Castle and Wellington Monument, supported by the National Trust, is a truly wonderful gesture and will certainly increase awareness of our life-saving work.”

You can donate £10 to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance in support of Air Ambulance Week, via the website (, by mobile phone (text DSAA10 to 70085 – texts will cost £10 plus one standard network rate message), or by calling 01823 669604.

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