London's Air Ambulance launches fundraising campaign on 25th anniversary

Wimbledon Guardian: London's Air Ambulance launches fundraising campaign on 25th anniversary London's Air Ambulance launches fundraising campaign on 25th anniversary

London's Air Ambulance has launched a campaign to help fund a second helicopter to give more injured people a fighting chance of survival.

Statistics show the service treated 1,819 patients last year, with 65 of them being in the Croydon area, so on its 25th birthday (January 9) the charity has launched a fundraising drive.

As well as the second helicopter it wants to hire more pilots and fire crew to extend its daylight flying hours in the summer months.

If it can raise the money it estimates it will be able to reach around 400 more patients a year by aircraft.

London’s Air Ambulance chief executive Graham Hodgkin said: "We urge the people and businesses of London to sign up as regular supporters to the charity to help us save more lives together."

The air ambulance serves the 10 million people who live, work and holiday within the M25.

Click here to support the charity.

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1:26pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Michael Pantlin says...

It's worrying all these recent whirlybird accidents, Vauxhall fatality, Glasgow, fatalities, Norfolk American Air Force training flight crash fatalities, Prince Charles and Camilla in "Hairy Chopper emergency" when yaw control was lost through a broken part. Of course flying is safe as houses except people are dying.
It's worrying all these recent whirlybird accidents, Vauxhall fatality, Glasgow, fatalities, Norfolk American Air Force training flight crash fatalities, Prince Charles and Camilla in "Hairy Chopper emergency" when yaw control was lost through a broken part. Of course flying is safe as houses except people are dying. Michael Pantlin

2:16pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Marie from Sutton says...

Why a charitable fundraising? This should be funded by the NHS as is part of patient's' care.
Are we going to fundraise for hip replacements soon?
Why a charitable fundraising? This should be funded by the NHS as is part of patient's' care. Are we going to fundraise for hip replacements soon? Marie from Sutton

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