Posted by Louisa Heath on March 19th, 2020.
Every month our staff raise money in support of a different local or national charity, aiming to promote awareness of a variety of important causes throughout the year.
Our latest charity was Cornwall Air Ambulance.
We raised £300 for the charity in 2019 and were keen to continue supporting this vital regional service.
In the last year alone the Cornwall Air Ambulance flew a total of 1,144 missions, bringing life-saving care to people desperately in need.
The rapid response afforded by the helicopter saves lives that might otherwise be lost thanks to the challenging topographical conditions of Cornwall, being able to reach incidents on the mainland in an average of 12 minutes.
In addition, the air ambulance is capable of flying patients to specialist hospital units as far afield as Bristol or Swansea in order to ensure they get the treatment they need to make the fullest possible recovery.
As a result, it’s essential for everyone who either lives in or visits the region that the air ambulance is able to keep its helicopters in the sky and continue responding to a variety of life-threatening situations.
With significant running costs of upwards of £3.5 million a year and a lack of government funding, Cornwall Air Ambulance relies on the support of the public and charity donations in order to keep flying.
After the success of last year’s New Heli Appeal the organisation is ready to welcome a next generation helicopter to its operation in April, set to cut flight times further and save even more lives, but continued support is vital.
Over the course of the last month our staff were able to raise £220 for this worthy cause.
If you would like to support Cornwall Air Ambulance for yourself and help the service save more lives check out their website.
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