Ferrari raises £530,000 at auction for the East Anglian Air Ambulance
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A Ferrari left to the East Anglian Air Ambulance has raised more than £500,000 for the lifesaving service in the sky.
The Nembo Spider Ferrari left to the EAAA by racing driver and motor enthusiast Richard Allen fetched £530,000 when it went under the hammer at an H&H Classics auction at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, today (March 29). Mr Allen, who died in November last year, had bequeathed the car after witnessing the air ambulance coming to the rescue of a fellow racing driver. Part of the proceeds will go towards a hangar for the EAAA helicopter based at Cambridge, enabling the charity to extend its operational hours and potentially save more lives. Patrick Peal, the charity's CEO, said: 'This is an incredible contribution and will help EAAA to save even more lives. We are deeply grateful to the Allen family for their kind support and generosity.'