Our
History

2016
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In September we launched our first Air Ambulance Week Appeal.

2015

Staff and volunteers took to the streets to give people yellow cross pin badges in exchange for donations.

We really did paint the town yellow and helped people show their support for their local air ambulance.

Both our local air ambulances gained accreditation as a Local Education Provider.

Our charity is extremely proud to be part of a national education system training experienced doctors as consultants in Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM).

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2014

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By the end of January 2015, we had opened 25 shops.

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In 2013

10 Years

In its fourth year of service, on 5th June this year, Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance flew its 5,000th mission.

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We launched our eBay site in February.

2012

was a big year for us!

From the start of the year we employed all our paramedics full time. This allows us to quickly develop them into critical care paramedics – so they can provide advanced medical assistance at the scene and in the air.

Recycle We launched our national recycling scheme - now we’re generating new hope through your old stuff.

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2011

Our two local air ambulance services were bought together under the umbrella name of The Air Ambulance Service.

In July we were registered with the Care Quality Commission – the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

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In January we opened our first shop in Belper.

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2010

On 26th January 2010, WNAA flew its 10,000th mission.

Our first high street charity boutique opened in Rugby. Now our supporters can keep our helicopters in the air while they shop 'til they drop.

On 29th April we moved into our small but perfectly formed HQ Hazell House, named after WN founder Malcolm Hazell.

2009

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After less than a year, on 17th January, DLRAA flew its 1,000th mission.

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2008

Our charity grew as Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) took to the skies.

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Sister services DLRAA and WNAA together now cover more than 3,850 square miles.

2006

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by 10th October 2006 we'd flown to 5,000 incidents.

2004

Our Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance service flew its 1,000th rescue mission on 12th June.

2003

Lift off. Our journey began with the launch of the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

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10 years

We’re proud to have been saving lives for more than a decade.

TAAS pin logo Our charity does not receive any government funding and provides all our services free of charge. We are driven by first class professionals, supported by a small army of volunteers, and rely entirely on the generous donations of the public to fund our work.
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