Every day, Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance are helping save more lives. Our critical care paramedics, trauma doctors and pilots fly an average of three rescue missions a day, giving people the very best chance of survival and recovery.
The Air Ambulance Service is one of only two totally independent air rescue providers in the UK; They receive no government funding and we provide three outstanding services (Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance and the Children’s Air Ambulance) entirely through the generosity of members of the public and the corporate sponsors.
Brackley Festival of Motorcycling and very proud of their strong association with the Air Ambulance. To date, the event has raised over a £100,000 for the air ambulance. Our charitable fundraising has always been a principal motivation for organising the Festival and knowing that we are helping to save lives makes all the time and effort given by the Committee and teams of supporters so worthwhile.
Many of us will have seen the air ambulance in action or know someone who has benefited from it. The Air Ambulance doesn’t receive any government funding, their life saving missions are fuels entirely by donations and volunteers.
Here are a couple of examples of the Air Ambulance at work;
Print manager Simon Glover is known as “the miracle man” to his friends and family
Less than a millimetre and the local air ambulance made the difference between life and death for him when he cut his throat with an angle grinder while doing DIY at his home in Northampton.
The dad of four was airlifted to hospital for emergency surgery by Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and within 22 minutes was receiving the medical care he urgently needed.
Simon, aged 50, of Grange Park, Northampton, said: “Telling people about how the air ambulance flew me to hospital made me realise what an important part it played in saving my life.
“If it hadn’t taken me to hospital so quickly and I was still in the back of a land ambulance when my lungs started to fill with blood then I hate to think what would have happened.”
It’s every parent’s nightmare. Daisy Rughoobeer, just seven years old, was on her way downstairs when she suddenly lost her footing and slipped, falling the rest of the way and hitting her head on the corner of a wooden radiator cover.
Daisy had sustained a serious laceration to her scalp. It was 8-10cm long and went all the way down to the skull.
They immediately rang 999. Within minutes, Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance was at the scene to provide help to little Daisy.
At the Air Ambulance home base at Coventry Airport, and despite appalling weather, Treasurer Roger Charlesworth, Gavin Alexander Crirtical Care Paramedic, Doctor Suzy Strokes, Chairman Dominic Copas and Jenny Conway Critical Care Paramedic braved the elements to make the donation.