Essex & Herts Air Ambulance is coming to a town near you.
During National Air Ambulance Week (September 9th to 15th), volunteers and staff from Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) will be at venues across Essex and Hertfordshire to raise awareness and collect donations for the life-saving charity.
This annual initiative sees air ambulance charities from Scotland to Cornwall working together to publicise their work and raise funds. The UK’s air ambulance charities are funded by the generosity of the public and treat over 25,000 patients a year. Across the UK an air ambulance is deployed every 10 minutes.
Throughout September EHAAT’s ‘Collection Crew’ will be at pre-arranged locations across the two counties speaking to members of the public, collecting donations and selling pin badges.
Jon Rodriguez, Head of Fundraising at EHAAT said: “We bring the hospital to the patient, but we couldn’t do it without our amazing supporters. National Air Ambulance Week is a fantastic opportunity for us to talk to people in the community about how their donation really does make a difference to our work.”
“It costs over £750,000 a month to cover all our costs and with no direct funding from central Government we depend on the people of Essex and Hertfordshire to remain operational and saving lives.”
Visit National Air Ambulance Week to view the locations where our team will be collecting.