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Give an hour – save a life this Air Ambulance Week

Critical care paramedics Jenny Conway and Steve Dick doesn’t often know what they’re going to be doing day to day. They could be going to any number of accidents and emergencies around Warwickshire. But they knows what they’re doing during this Air Ambulance Week.

They’ll be giving an hour of her time on 26th September to help raise awareness of our air ambulance services – Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) and Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) – during their first ever Air Ambulance Week celebration – and they’re urging supporters to join them in painting the town yellow.

Our charity’s crew, staff, and supporters from the community are taking to the streets to show off their support of their local air ambulance by wearing a yellow pin badge. From this September 21st – 27th, they’ll be handing out thousands of yellow pin badges in exchange for donations during their first ever Air Ambulance Week.

Jenny Conway with her Air Ambulance Week badges

Jenny Conway with her Air Ambulance Week badges

Jenny says: “Although I face challenging situations every day, this is a really different one for me, but I know how important it is to raise awareness. Our service carried out nearly 1,000 missions last year – that’s about three missions every single day. But we couldn’t do that without our supporters. We don’t receive any government funding, and each mission costs around £1,700. That’s why I’ll be out there this September, come rain or shine. Please join me – and give an hour to help save a life.”

You can help the charity in all kinds of ways. Sign up to join our army of collectors out on the streets – there are 824 opportunities across all five of the counties we operate out of, and we need support throughout the whole week, so check the website to find the closest to you.

If street collecting isn’t your thing, you can take charge of a collection in your local community by organising collector rotas, keeping them supplied with pin badges on the day, and helping count the donations. You could also act as a house to house collector, distributing and collecting the charity’s Air Ambulance Week envelopes in your local area.

You can reserve your place now by visiting www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk/give and clicking your county. Alternatively, call 08454 130999* to find out more about the service.

*Calls to our 08454 numbers are charged at 3ppm plus your access charge.

Every mission costs approximately £1,700 and on average we attend six rescue missions a day.

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