Bedworth Keep Air Ambulance Flying
Our Bedworth team have pledged their support to the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance throughout 2016.
They will be partnering with the air ambulance as its chosen local charity. More than 270 employees will offer much needed support to the air ambulance through a number of fundraising activities.
Jayne Pitcher, manager of finance & operational support said: “We are delighted to announce that we have chosen the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance as our local charity for 2016.
“The air ambulance is vital to providing a rapid response to trauma and medical emergencies and you never know when it might be you that they are called out to. We are thrilled that our workforce voted them as our local charity partner for this year.”
The helicopters cover an area of 3,850 square miles between its two teams, covering many of the UK’s major road networks including the M1, M6, M69 and M42. With an average response of just 13 minutes, between its teams they attend on average six missions a day.
Jo Payne, senior fundraising manager at the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen to be charity partner by such a prestigious company like Domestic & General and are looking forward to working together over the next 12 months.
“Because we are entirely funded by donations, support is vital for us to continue to provide the community with our air ambulance helicopter and rapid response night car service, carrying state of the art equipment, doctors and critical care paramedics to give definitive care on scene”
About Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance:
- The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) is the umbrella organisation for the Children’s Air Ambulance (a national transfer service for seriously ill children and babies), and two local air ambulances: Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) and Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA).
- TAAS receives no government funding.
- TAAS routinely carries senior doctors and consultants on board, in essence taking the hospital to the patient and allowing them to provide advanced treatment on scene.
- TAAS’s state-of-the-art AgustaWestland 109 helicopters have a top speed of 185mph and are the fastest civilian helicopters available.
- WNAA and DLRAA work together on collaborative operations at major trauma scenes. Between them they carry out 1,800 rescues a year.
- Each rescue mission costs approximately £1,700.
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