Midlands Air Ambulance Charity will be at UBC Cirencester on 28th January from 11.30 am – 3.30 pm selling hot chocolate to raise money for the air ambulance
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity
Midlands Air Ambulance is the charity responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving the communities of six Midlands counties: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands. This constitutes the largest air ambulance operating region in the UK. The charity also provides secondary cover to the surrounding areas, such as Warwickshire and mid Wales.
Since 1991, the charity has responded to more than 54,000 missions averaging 2,000 per year, making it one of the longest established and busiest air ambulance organisations in the UK.
Each year it costs in excess of £9 million to maintain the three aircraft and the provision of a lifesaving service. Each air ambulance mission costs an average of £2,500. Each critical care car or cardiac car mission costs £224 on average. The charity does not receive funding from the Government for its daily missions so relies entirely on the support and generosity of local people and businesses.
Please come along and join us for a hot chocolate and a biscuit!