September 25th, 2016

Midlands Air Ambulance wants to hear from former volunteers and those airlifted as it celebrates 25 years

Midlands Air Ambulance wants to hear from former volunteers and those airlifted as it celebrates 25 years Midlands Air Ambulance wants to hear from former volunteers and those airlifted as it celebrates 25 years
Updated: 2:56 pm, Jan 15, 2016

FOLLOWING 25 years of saving lives, Midlands Air Ambulance is asking former volunteers and those airlifted since 1991 to get in touch with their stories.

In celebration of its Jubilee anniversary, the charity wants former volunteers, fund-raisers, employees and anyone who has been airlifted to get in touch with details of their experience.

Since its inception at Hagley Hall in 1991, the charity has responded to 43,000 missions and operates from its three airbases across the Midlands.

The charity has also become one of the biggest air ambulance services across the UK – serving more than 5million people across Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire.

Every year, Midlands Air Ambulance crews attend more than 1,000 road traffic accidents on some of the most congested motorway networks in the country.

It costs in excess of £7million-a-year to keep the charity’s three helicopters operational.

Each aircraft carries full life-support medical equipment with a crew comprising a pilot and two paramedics or flight doctors.

Jason Levy, fund-raising and marketing director for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: “In our 25th anniversary year, we want to acknowledge the people who have supported the charity over the years.”

He added: “With no Government or National Lottery funding, our lifesaving service has only remained operational thanks to the hard work and generosity of everyone involved.”

If you are a former volunteer, fund-raiser or employee of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity or if you have been airlifted by the charity and would like to share your story, please email press@midlandsairambulance.com or call 0800 840 2040.

You can also visit www.midlandsairambulance.com to find out how to help fund a Midlands Air Ambulance mission.

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