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With your generous donations, we can help more people across our 5x counties.

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Thanks to generous supporters in our local community, like you, your local air ambulance can provide lifesaving care 24/7. We simply couldn’t do this without you – thank you.

Will you consider donating today to keep our lifesaving service operating?

This year has been challenging for all of us as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Thankfully, here at your local air ambulance, our critical care crews have been working tirelessly throughout, delivering their lifesaving work in support of the NHS.

On average our critical care crews attend ten missions a day providing specialist treatment to patients, like Helen and like Andre.

The air ambulance gives people the very best chance of survival and recovery. Our helicopter can fly at 185mph and carries the very latest lifesaving equipment.

Helen’s Story

Just a week before the country entered lockdown Helen, an experienced walker, was at the top of Mam Tor in the Peak District when she slipped on muddy ground and badly injured her foot and ankle.

Her daughter called 999, and due to the remote scene of the accident, the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance and Edale Mountain Rescue Team were deployed.

Helen had a fracture and dislocation to her ankle and was in intense pain, after administering strong pain relief medication and applying a vacuum splint to support the injured limb, Helen was flown to hospital in just seven minutes.

Andre’s Story

In September 2018 Andre was in a serious motorcycle accident that left him with life-changing injuries. Thankfully, the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire air ambulance crew soon arrived at the scene. Andre remembered feeling really scared but as soon as the air ambulance crew arrived on the scene he started to feel less worried.

The critical care crew administered ketamine– a pain relieving drug – to ease his pain and make him more comfortable ahead of his flight to hospital.

They treated Andre by the roadside and were able to fly him to the nearest major trauma hospital in just 13 minutes.