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Christmas Appeal 2020
This Christmas, are you able to donate to help keep your local air ambulance flying?
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We are launching our Christmas Appeal 2020. A gift today could help keep us flying into the New Year, it could help us treat more people in your local community. People like Katie.
In November 2016, dental nurse Katie was involved in a head on collision with a truck on an icy road. The sheer impact of the collision pushed the engine of her car back into her legs, leaving Katie with multiple serious injuries. Her extensive injuries included two broken femurs, a smashed left knee and foot, a collapsed lung, and a broken collar bone.
Within 20 minutes of the initial 999 call being made your local air ambulance arrived at the scene of the accident, near Melton Mowbray. The critical care crew gave Katie pain relief drugs and sedated her to make her more comfortable, interventions that paramedics on a land ambulance are unable to do.
It was crucial to get Katie to the nearest major trauma hospital as quickly as possible. She was flown to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham in just 10 minutes.
This Christmas period, our critical care crews will continue to attend an average of 10 missions a day in your local community, providing lifesaving care to people like Katie. Your local air ambulance does not receive any government funding so every penny needed to fly our lifesaving missions comes from the kindness of supporters like you. A gift to our Christmas Appeal 2020, large or small, will help keep us flying.
Sarah and Gary Johnson
Thank you to Sarah and Gary Johnson for raising over £271 for The Air Ambulance Service through their incredible Christmas light display.
Huge thank you to Darren Charlton who's written a book called 'Lucy and the Secret Room' and has chosen the Children's Air Ambulance as one of the charities to donate a % of the sales to.
Over the weekend, one of our lovely supporters, Sophie, set up a stall in Leamington Spa to spread some festive cheer! Sophie offered Christmas bags for children which included sweets, stickers and more, raising a total of £167.27
Take a sneak peek at our first charity Christmas Advent Calendar, where you can open the doors each day and see what wonderful surprises we have for our amazing supporters leading up to the 25th December.