A Powys courier firm has pulled its support for the Wales Air Ambulance – despite having previously proposed a world record attempt to raise funds for the charity.

Station Couriers in Newtown is removing the charity's branding from its lorries, which it has carried in support of Wales Air Ambulance since 2021, after the decision earlier this week to close the base in Welshpool in 2026.

The company had been a keen supporter of the charity and had made attempt to break a world record by pulling a lorry the length of the runway at Welshpool Airport.

Wales Air Ambulance branding had been put on five vehicles, and these became familiar to people in the local area.


But now it has been removed, with a statement posted online by the company saying: “We’re sorry to have to make the following announcement.

“Back in Beginning 2021 we agreed to support the Welsh Air Ambulance, focusing on the Mid Wales base. We were planning a truck pull at Welshpool to support this cause, which would have included a Guinness book of record attempt.

“In preparation for this we had livery made for five of our lorries which you may have seen around."

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However, the company has said that it will now be changing the livery after the news that the base in Welshpool and Caernarfon will be closing.

They added: “We are extremely disappointed to hear of the news of the Mid Wales base being closed and of the impact it will cause for our area and community.

“We are in the process of changing our curtains back to our normal livery as the decision to change the operating base of the Mid Wales air ambulance is no longer in the best interest of our local community.

“We wanted to publicly address this as it's going to take some time to update our branding and we appreciate that it may seem insensitive to everyone affected by the news.”