Give an hour

Air Ambulance Week 2016

Could you give an hour to save a life?

We’re launching our 2016 Air Ambulance Week appeal and we need your help to keep our lifesaving helicopters in the sky.

We’ll be turning our cities, towns and villages bright yellow as we hand out thousands of pin badges in exchange for donations.

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Every rescue mission we fly across Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland costs £1,700 – but we receive no government funding. We need your help.

Air Ambulance Week runs from 17th – 25th September and there are plenty of ways you can get involved:

Street collectors

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Sign up to join our army of collectors out on the streets handing out our new yellow cross pin badges in exchange for donations. Most of our collections will take place on Saturday 17th and Saturday 24th September.
Find your nearest collection slot here.

Collection organiser

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Take charge of a collection in your local community – organising collector rotas, keeping them supplied with pin badges on the day and helping count the donations.
To become a collection organiser please contact us on 08454 130999* or enquiries@theairambulanceservice.org.uk.

Whatever you decide to do, we’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure your time supporting Air Ambulance Week is fun and rewarding.

Why your support matters

Air Ambulanc Week 2016 David McKenzie“I was fortunate in many ways. My employees responded quickly and the air ambulance was there within minutes. If not, I doubt I would have survived.”
David McKenzie, patient

What began as a normal day for mechanic David McKenzie, ended with him fighting for his life after he suffered terrifying injuries. David was at work at his garage, when an inspection ramp suddenly collapsed, causing a car to fall on him. He suffered multiple injuries including a broken pelvis, broken ribs and punctured lungs. Our helicopter was on the scene within minutes. Our crew assessed David’s condition, stabilised him, before airlifting him to hospital.

By taking part in our Air Ambulance Week Appeal, you are helping us fly more rescue missions like David’s.

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If you’d like more information on Air Ambulance Week 2016 feel free to contact our team on 08454 130999* or enquiries@theairambulanceservice.org.uk.
*Calls cost 3ppm plus your access charge.