For the first time in history, four air ambulance charities across the Eastern Region and the Capital have come together to raise awareness of the emergency pre-hospital care they bring to patients in their time of need. In 2016 alone, East Anglian Air Ambulance, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, London’s Air Ambulance and Magpas Air Ambulance were called out to 6,787 serious medical emergencies, providing advanced critical care at the scene. All these charities rely on funding to ensure they can continue to deliver this life-saving service to thousands of people each year.
One of the many ways our supporters helped raised money this year was to make a £1 donation for a helicopter pin badge. There were four pin badges to collect, each representing the four air ambulance charities. The badges were available throughout the East of England and London.
Go Red… Go Yellow
Essex & Herts Air Ambulance encouraged our supporters to Go Red… Go Yellow to raise money and awareness of EHAAT. Our supporters took on a range of activities in aid of the Charity, from skydiving as ‘Team Red’ or ‘Team Yellow’, to baking a red cake sale, to dressing up as their favourite yellow characters in school.
Our dedicated team went out into the local community, collecting in supermarkets, shopping centres and at sport events, engaging with our supporters and raising awareness of EHAAT. Thank you to everyone that gave generously or volunteered as a collector throughout the week, we can’t fly without you.
How can I get involved for National Air Ambulance Week 2018?
Next year National Air Ambulance Week falls between 10th – 16th September, please save the date. You can get involved by:
Organising a GO RED/GO YELLOW event at your school, group or company with your local life-saving
Sign up to collect at one of our bucket collections
Allowing EHAAT to collect at your club/business during the week
Ordering a box of 50 pin badges
Sign up today for National Air Ambulance Week 2018 and be the first to hear about our latest campaign or register your interest to volunteer.
Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (1108989). Registered company in England and Wales (05397840). Registered address: Flight House, The Business Centre, Earls Colne Business Park, Earls Colne, Colchester CO6 2NS.