Notts: Schools encouraged to ‘wear yellow’ in aid of ambucopter service

Rachel's four children show their support for her campaign
Rachel's four children show their support for her campaign

A Retford woman whose grandmother was once flown to safety by ambucopter is encouraging local schools to ‘wear yellow’ and raise money for an air ambulance charity.

Participating schools are invited to wear yellow clothing on April 4th, the last day of term, and bring a donation no matter how small into school.

All proceeds will go towards Lincolnshire and Notts Air Ambulance service, which flies approximately 1,000 rescue missions across the region every year.

The service is close to Rachel’s heart as one of the ambucopters flew her grandmother to Bassetlaw hospital in just six minutes after she was involved in a collision on Retford Road in 1998.

“Sadly my grandma’s injuries were too severe for her to survive, but the service gave us 20 precious days to say goodbye,” she said.

“The air ambulance service do an amazing job locally. With so many rural areas sixteen plus miles from a hospital, it is a vital local service we need to make sure keeps flying so it can continue to save lives,” she added.

A number of schools have already signed up to take part in the ‘yellow day’. including Leverton academy in Retford and St Augustine’s junior school in Worksop.

Any other schools or nurseries who would like to participate in the campaign can contact Rachel by emailing