National Air Ambulance Week
Staff and Volunteers from Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) will be out and about during National Air Ambulance Week (Monday 10th to Sunday 16th September) raising awareness and collecting 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.
Natasha Robertson, Hertfordshire Fundraising Manager at EHAAT said,
National Air Ambulance Week is a great opportunity for us to talk to people in the community about how their donation really does make a difference. It costs over £500,000 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.”
See below for details of the locations in Essex and Hertfordshire where EHAAT Staff and Volunteers will be collecting during the week:
EHAAT collections for National Air Ambulance Week (10th to 16th September)
7th/8th/9th Morrisons (Eastwood, Southend-on-Sea)
10th Asda (Chelmer Village, Chelmsford)
10th/11th East of England Co-op (Stanway Retail Park, Colchester)
13th/14th East of England Co-Op, (Halstead)
All week Freeport Braintree
16th Morrisons (Harwich)
8th Stevenage Town Centre (Hertfordshire NAAW Celebration Day)
8/9th Brookfield Farm Cheshunt, Hatfield Galleria, Intu Watford
13th Morrisons, Letchworth
14th Sainsbury’s, Hitchin and Morrisons, Royston
15th Bishop’s Stortford Fire Station, Morrisons (Letchworth), Asda (Watford), The Marlowes Shopping Centre (Hemel Hempstead), Morrisons (Royston), Asda (Hatfield), Sainsbury’s (Jackson Square, Bishops Stortford)
16th Asda (Hatfield) and Morrisons (Royston)