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What it means to reach 30,000 missions

30,000 is a huge number and we are so proud that we have achieved such an incredible amount of missions and impacted on so many people’s lives.

We launched our lifesaving services in 2003 and currently operate two emergency helicopters that provide rapid response to trauma and medical emergencies, covering more than 3,850 miles, with an average response time of just 13 minutes.

Richard Clayton, Director of Operations at the Air Ambulance Service, said that public support is vital to help keep their helicopters flying: “We are incredibly proud to have reached this amazing milestone and make such a difference to so many patients and their families.

“As a charity, we simply couldn’t have done it without the support of our wonderful donors, supporters and volunteers, whose generosity over the years has been fantastic. It’s also a testament to our wonderful hardworking staff, including our pilots, doctors and critical care paramedics who do lifesaving work every day, 365 days a year. Here’s to the next 30,000 missions, and beyond.”

We receive no government funding and are funded entirely by supporter donations, something we consider to be a big benefit, helping reduce the burden on the public purse by providing all our services free of charge. Help us to achieve another 30,000 missions and more by donating today!

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The Air Ambulance Service does not receive any government funding. Our lifesaving missions are fuelled by your donations.

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