Charity Event Bounds Back

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has announced the date for its next Pound the Bounds walking event in Worcestershire, on Sunday 6th May 2018. 

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Free Will Writing Scheme Success

The number of people using Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Free Will Writing Service has increased by 88 per cent this year, generating enough donations to fund 1,437 lifesaving missions. 

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Future of Lifesaving Is Underway

To support future lifesaving air ambulance operations, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is investing in a new, upgraded helicopter, which will enter the fleet in January 2018.

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Emmerdale Star Supports MAAC

TV actor and motorsport racing driver Kelvin Fletcher - who shot to fame as the character “Andy Sugden" in the hit TV soap Emmerdale - is the latest high profile star to be appointed as an ambassador to support the work of MAAC.

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Behind the Scenes with Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

The lifesaving work of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity will feature on BBC1’s TV series, Ambulance, on Thursday 21st September at 9pm. 

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Ian Graves named Director of the Year

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity board member, Ian Graves, has been named the West Midlands Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors.

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Experience Airbase Tour At Family Fun Day

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is opening the doors of its Strensham airbase in Worcestershire, for a special Open Day Event on Sunday 17th September, 10am – 4pm.

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Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Invests In New Rapid Response Vehicles

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has recently unveiled three new rapid response vehicles to support the lifesaving organisation’s operations across the region.

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Alan Titchmarsh Suprises Charity Volunteer

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is urging supporters to tune in to ITV1 on Wednesday 19th July at 8pm, for a spectacular makeover show ‘Love Your Garden’ featuring staunch supporter Gina Constable.

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The Human League Live At Wolverhampton Racecourse

‘The Human League’ live after racing on Saturday 9th September at Wolverhampton Racecourse. 

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£142,000 Raised At Glittering Gala

Guests of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Recognition Awards and Charity Ball raised an astonishing £142,000 for the charity on Friday 30th June, spurred on by hosts superstar Jason Donovan and ITV News presenter Nina Hossain. 

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Jason Donovan and Nina Hossain Host Glittering Gala

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Recognition Awards and Charity Ball took place on Friday 30th June, at the Vox Conference Centre in Resorts World Birmingham.

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Local Jewellers Sparkle For Charity’s Celebratory Ball

Family jewellers TH Baker has announced it will be the Platinum Sponsor of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Recognition Awards and Charity Ball taking place on Friday 30th June.

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New Charity Shop Lands On The High Street

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has opened a new charity shop in Stafford Town Centre, to help raise vital funds for the charity, and has called on local people for their support. 

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Jason Donovan & Nina Hossain To Present Recognition Awards and Charity Ball

Pop legend and star of stage and screen Jason Donovan and highly respected ITN News broadcaster and journalist Nina Hossain, have been confirmed to co-present the Recognition Awards and Charity Ball event to be held on Friday 30th June at the Vox Conferencing Centre, in the Resorts World Complex at the NEC in Birmingham. 

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Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Reveals Its Number One JustGiving Fundraiser

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, the organisation that relies entirely on donations from the public and local businesses, has revealed Natalie Queiroz from Sutton Coldfield, was the charity’s number one individual JustGiving fundraiser in 2016.

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Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival Raises £73,000

Over 3,500 motorcyclists undertook an organised 23-mile route from Meole Brace in Shrewsbury to RAF Cosford in Shropshire, in the Bike4Life Ride Out on Sunday 30th April 2017. The event helped to raise an amazing £73,800 for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

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Lifesaving Crew Receive Pride of Birmingham Award

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s critical care paramedics; Steven Mitchell and Karen Baker, along with pilot Richard Steele, accepted a Pride of Birmingham award on Thursday 20th April, for their lifesaving intervention, when a pregnant lady was stabbed in Sutton Coldfield, in March 2016. 

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Sky-high Networking With Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity hosted a sky-high networking event at Park Regis Birmingham’s rooftop Rofuto Restaurant last Wednesday, April 29. 

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Marathon Runners Flock To Charity Event

Worcestershire residents have taken a keen interest in Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s ‘Rock Pound the Bounds’, with the marathon route proving to be the most popular.

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You Can Help Shrewsbury Business Raise Lifesaving Funds

The Shrewsbury branch of insurance brokers, A-Plan, is offering to donate £40 to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, every time a new customer arranges an insurance policy.  

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Air Pulse Legacy Memorial Revealed

After a year in the planning, a bespoke sculpture to commemorate 25 years of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has been launched at Roadchef’s Norton Canes Services on the M6toll.

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Have you thought about Gift Aid?

If you are a UK tax payer, you can add 25 per cent to your monetary donation, or donation of quality unwanted goods such as clothing or furniture, by letting us know when you make your donation, or by calling 0800 8 40 20 40.

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MAAC Looks Back Over Its 25th Anniversary Year

Last year marked the ‘Air25’ 25th anniversary of the vitally important emergency pre-hospital service provided by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, and became the organisation’s most publically supported year to date.

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Midlands Air Ambulance Charity To Receive £1 Million From The Treasury

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity will be awarded £1 million from banking fines, enabling the organisation to place an order for an upgraded helicopter air ambulance to support patients within the six counties it serves.

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Night-Lit Emergency Helicopter Landing Sites Programme Reaches Phase II

Following the successful operation of four temporary night-lit emergency helipads across Herefordshire and Shropshire, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has announced it is now rolling out further temporary night-lit sites in the counties, to enable a greater number of patients in urgent need of medical attention reach the hospitals best suited for their specific injuries.

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BAFTA & Golden Globe Award Winning Actress Julie Walters CBE To Support MAAC

She joins a host of celebrities and stars from the worlds of sport and entertainment, who have agreed to become ambassadors and celebrity supporters.  Julie will help raise awareness and draw attention to the lifesaving work of the charity which receives no Government or National Lottery funding and relies solely on the generosity of the general public.

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Young Patients Reunited With Their Flying Heroes

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity hosted a Christmas party on Sunday 11th December, at Drayton Manor Theme Park in Staffordshire, to acknowledge the bravery of children airlifted by the charity. 

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Allianz UK donates further funds to UK’s Air Ambulance community

Allianz UK has presented a cheque for £250,000 to the Association of Air Ambulances Charity (AAAC).

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Pound The Bounds Announces New Routes

Ahead of the Pound The Bounds walks taking place on 30th April 2017 from Rock, near Kidderminster, the organisers have changed a third of the routes on offer, to provide those who attend every year with alternative walks through the glorious Worcestershire countryside.

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Worcestershire High Flyers Take On The Bear Grylls Survival Challenge

A team of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s corporate partners will take on The Bear Grylls Survival Challenge in 2017 in the Brecon Beacons, and in doing so, aim to fund four lifesaving air ambulance missions.

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Giving Tuesday – Help To Fund A Lifesaving Mission

You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Tuesday, well today, Tuesday 29th November 2016, is Giving Tuesday.

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Business Leaders Learn About M6toll Plans at Networking Luncheon

Andy Pearson, CEO for Midland Expressway operators of the M6toll, gave in insightful presentation to 100 guests at Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s corporate networking luncheon. 

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Free Will Writing Service Offered In Telford And Shifnal

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has partnered with leading Wellington and Shifnal-based legal firm, Parry Carver Solicitors, to offer a Free Will Writing Service to the public.

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Trustees' Week 2016 - introducing Tarun Sehgal

Today, as part of Trustees’ Week, we would like to introduce you to Tarun Sehgal, who sits on our charity shop (trading company) Board.

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Trustees' Week 2016 - introducing Tim Rice

During Trustees’ Week, we are talking to all our Trustees to give you an insight into the assistance they give our charity. Today, Tim Rice shares his Trustee story.

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Extravaganza Funds 40 Air Ambulance Missions

A charity gala dinner, organised in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, has been deemed the most successful one-off fundraising event in the lifesaving organisation’s 25 year history, raising an impressive £101,000.

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Trustees' Week 2016 - introducing Roger Pemberton

Day four of Trustees’ Week and today we are introducing you to Board member, Roger Pemberton.

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Trustees' Week 2016 - introducing Rob Fulton

We’re mid way through Trustees’ Week. Rob Fulton has been a member of our Board of Trustees for over three years. Find out more about him here.

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Trustees' Week 2016 - introducing Ian Graves

It’s day two of Trustees’ Week, and today we would like you to meet, Ian Graves, who sits on our Board of Trustees.

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Trustees' Week 2016 - meet the people behind MAAC

This week we’re celebrating Trustees’ Week (7th and 13th November). As a charity, our Board is made up of volunteers known as Trustees. They ultimately share the responsibility for governing our organisation, and directing how it is managed and run.

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Nisa Retailers Pledge To Support MAAC

Midlands’ members of independent retailer group, Nisa, have pledged to fund ten lifesaving Midlands Air Ambulance missions during the charity’s Air25 25th anniversary year.

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MAAC set to reach new heights after new partnership with EBC Group

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is set to soar to even greater heights after completing a new IT partnership with leading managed service provider EBC Group.

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Golf Day Raises £20,000 for MAAC

MAAC hosted its annual Corporate Golf Day on Tuesday 4th October, at the Belfry Hotel and Resort, on the world renowned Brabazon Championship course, raising £20,000 for the charity which will fund eight lifesaving air ambulance missions. 

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Law Firm Raises Thousands to Support Life Saving Service

A leading Midlands law firm has raised more than £7,000 for the Midlands Air Ambulance over 18 months of fundraising.

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Every Penny Helps: National Air Ambulance Week 2016

From Monday 19th to Sunday 25th September 2016, 20 air ambulance charities from across the UK will come together to celebrate National Air Ambulance Week. Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is once again proud to be taking part in the awareness week, and will this year focus on the funds generated from collection tins located across the Midlands. 

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Human Hamster Wheel Challenge!

A team of 25 West Midlands firefighters and 25 paramedics from the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity are taking part in an intense endurance challenge for blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia, The Fire Fighters Charity and the Midlands Air Ambulance.

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Sky High Efforts From Concept Resourcing

Eleven employees from West Midlands based specialist recruitment firm, Concept Resourcing, have raised £4,000 in a sky dive for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. 

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Recruitment experts raise lifesaving money for Midlands Air Ambulance

Award-winning recruitment specialists, Pertemps Network Group (PNG), have shown their commitment to a leading midlands based lifesaving charity by raising substantial funds this summer.

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Glittering Night Raises £158,000 For Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity hosted its AIR25 Celebration Party, Recognition Awards and Charity Ball on Friday 8th July at Edgbaston Stadium, and raised a staggering £158,000 which will fund 63 lifesaving air ambulance missions. 

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Gateway2Lease Gears Up Charity Support

Gateway2Lease is a family owned business based in rural Worcestershire, providing a specialist service for car and van leasing in the UK.

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Join MAAC’s Celebration Party!

Tickets for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s AIR25 Celebration Party in association with Phoenix Group, on Friday 8th July at Edgbaston Stadium, are now available to purchase online through the charity’s website. 

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Business Leaders Attend Our Networking Luncheon

Leaders from over 120 businesses attended Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s corporate networking event held recently at Edgbaston Stadium.

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President Of Birmingham Law Society Announces Charity Partnership

President of the Birmingham Law Society, John Hughes, has selected Midlands Air Ambulance Charity as his charity of choice for 2016/17.

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Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex To Attend Midlands Air Ambulance Charity 25th Anniversary Garden Party

To mark Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s 25th anniversary celebrations, the charity is today (Tuesday 17th May) honoured to confirm and announce that Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex has accepted an invitation to attend the AIR 25 Garden Party at Hagley Hall in Worcestershire this Friday 20th May.

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M6toll ‘Suits’ Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

Midland Expressway Limited (MEL), operators of the M6toll has donated £10,000 to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity to help pay for the on-going cost of crew flight suits.MEL is already an Air25 25th anniversary corporate supporter of the Midlands Air Ambulance and was informed of the regular need to replace the crew flight suits. 

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Recruitment Firm To Sponsor Charity’s Celebratory Ball

Specialist recruitment consultancy, Concept Resourcing, based in Dudley, West Midlands, has announced it will be the Platinum Sponsor of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s 25th anniversary Air25 Celebration Charity Ball & Recognition Awards, taking place on Friday 8th July.

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Team Up And Pound The Bounds For Charity

If you’re in search of a fun and challenging team building activity, the Rock Pound the Bounds event on Sunday 1st May in Worcestershire, organised by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, offers stunning scenery, fabulous terrain and the perfect opportunity to work as a team, and motivate colleagues to complete the route. 

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Take On Monaco Insurance’s ‘25 For 25’ Challenge

As part of Edgbaston-based Monaco Insurance’s support of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s 25th anniversary year, the company is looking for 24 additional businesses to pledge their support of the charity during 2016.

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Allianz UK ‘Pie in the Sky’

Employees from MAAC’s Corporate Partners, motor insurance company Allianz UK, have started a social media trend with ‘Pie in the Sky’.

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Hanna Sebright Becomes Chair of Influential and Dynamic AAA Board of Directors

The Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) is delighted to announce that Hanna Sebright was duly appointed as the new Chairman of the Association at their Annual General Meeting held on Monday 7 March 2016.

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Corporate Partner Hopes For Knockout Result For MAAC

Every few years Claire Morrissey takes on a sporting challenge, usually something nice like swimming, however this year, Claire is doing something very different and signing up to the Pink Collar Boxing Challenge!

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What a cracker! Over £6,500 raised for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

Hoople today announced that staff had raised over £6,500 for their chosen Charity of the Year, Midlands Air Ambulance.  

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Charity Networking Luncheon Proves A Big Hit

Over 100 business leaders attended Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s latest corporate networking luncheon at Hotel Du Vin, which included an insightful presentation from Pertemps’ lifetime president, Tim Watts.

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Registration Open for Bike4Life Ride Out & Festival 2016!

Taking place on Sunday 8th May 2016, registration for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s much anticipated Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival Ride Out is now open.

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Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Is Recognised With A Pride Of Britain Award

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity flight doctors, Ben Clark and David Cooper, and critical care paramedic, Tom Waters, have won the Emergency Services category at the Pride of Britain Awards, which took place at the prestigious Grosvenor Hotel in London.

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Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Goes A ‘Fairway’ For Golfers

The team at Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has revealed a startling new statistic – five per cent of all air ambulance missions undertaken by the service are from golf courses.

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A ‘GRAND UNION’ CHARITABLE AFFAIR

A ‘GRAND UNION’ CHARITABLE AFFAIR

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Glittering Evening Raises Over £100,000 For Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

Forty-two further life saving air ambulance missions are now possible as £105,011 was raised at Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s recent Recognition Awards and Charity Ball.

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Professional Golfers' Association Offers Support To MAAC

The Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) is lending its support to Midlands Air Ambulance as the charity hosts its inaugural corporate golf day on the Brabazon course at The Belfry.

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Free Will Writing Service Success

People across the six counties covered by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity have been taking advantage of the organisation’s Free Will Writing Service, and have collectively pledged thousands of pounds to help keep the vitally important emergency service operational.

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Midlands Air Ambulance Charity To Have A Ball With Annual Recognition Awards

The most prestigious and glittering night in Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s calendar, its Recognition Awards and Charity Ball, is again headed for Edgbaston Stadium this summer –the public are invited, and can book their place now!

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Local IT Firm Brings Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Closer To Volunteers And Donors

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s commitment to continually building strong relationships with it’s thousands of charity supporters and donors, who help fundraise millions of pounds each year, is being strengthened by a significant contribution from local IT firm, Technology Management.

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Become A Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Celebrated CSR Supporter!

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is calling on its valued corporate cartners to keep in touch with them on social media – and become one of its Celebrated CSR Supporters.

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One Stop To The Top of Snowdon!

One Stop is a retail convenience business with over 750 shops and a key focus on being the best store for customers in the neighbourhood. Open seven days a week and with stores throughout England and Wales, One Stop aims to meet the needs of all its local customers.

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Kilimanjaro Conquered By Midlands Air Ambulance Fundraisers!

Big thanks and congratulations are in order for the RockBottomz team, some of whom work for one of our Corporate Partners, Capula, after their efforts in climbing Kilimanjaro raised more than £13,000 for MAAC.

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Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Gets A Few New Buddies!

Staff at Hereford based Hoople Ltd have voted to support Midlands Air Ambulance as their 2015 Charity of the Year.

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Midlands Air Ambulance Charity & Superdream Team Up For Bike4Life 2015!

Midlands Air Ambulance Chairty is delighted to welcome the support of Superdream in promoting the highly-anticipated Bike4Life 2015 event.

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Carl Fogarty Is To Lead Bike4Life 2015 Ride Out!

The current King of the Jungle and seven times World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty will lead an expected 3,000 strong biker ride-out to officially kick-off Midlands Air Ambulance Charity's 5th Bike4Life Fest on Sunday 26 April.

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Concept Support is Flying for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

After raising £10,000 in well under a year for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, Dudley-based recruitment company Concept Resourcing today announces its sponsorship of the 2015 Recognition Awards and Charity Ball, a huge night of celebration of the charity’s unsung heroes.

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Young Heroes Welcomed At Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Christmas Party

Youngsters from across the region enjoyed an afternoon to remember courtesy of a special festive party hosted by the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity at its Strensham airbase in Worcestershire.

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Flying Start To Crowe Clark Whitehill’s First Five-A-Side

The Midlands office of national audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill has showcased its first five-a-side football tournament in aid of the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

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MAAC Scoops Community Grant In Stourbridge!

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has been awarded £3,000 in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014 in Stourbridge.

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MAAC Special Guests At A Right Royal Opening!

The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity was among some very special guests at the opening of a new chain’s brand new multi-million pound Walsall store.

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Charity Corporate Partners Come Together

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Business Networking Event held at the Regency Hyatt Hotel in Birmingham was attended by over 100 Midland business leaders, many of whom are the charity’s supportive corporate partners.

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Consortium Golf Day Raises Thousands For MAAC

We’d like to thank our friends at The Consortium who raised thousands of pounds for the charity at their fantastic Golf and Spa Day in September.

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Shropshire Businesses Raise £10,000 for MAAC!

The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity received an incredible donation of over £10,000 from a recent black-tie event organised by members of the Shropshire Business Charity Group.

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Sweet Treats Franchise

If you are thinking of setting up a franchise to supplement your income, or would like to become a franchise manager, then why not consider franchising with Sweet Treats and support MAAC at the same time?

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Capula Takes On Kilimanjaro

A team of people from Capula are heading to Tanzania to attempt to climb one of the tallest mountains in the world in a bid to raise money for charity while undertaking the experience of a lifetime.

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ESOS Charity Committee Award

Leslie Lambert was awarded the Pertemps’ Community Award on behalf of the ESOS Charity Committee, and as her charity of choice we were delighted to receive a cheque for £1,000. Leslie presented the cheque to MAAC’s Jon Cottrell at ESOS’ recent Wild West Summer Party which raised a further £1,300.

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The Phoenix Group Three Peaks Challenge

Ten Phoenix Group employees took on the daunting Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for both MAAC and London Air Ambulance. This amazing bunch of people completed the challenge in just 23.5 hours and raised over £22,000 in the process.

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M6 Toll Drive For Charity

The official launch of the M6 Toll’s ‘Drive For Charity’ took place in August and the main aim of the event was to raise awareness of the ‘Drive for Charity’ initiative, and to promote the great work of MAAC. The M6 Toll continues to be a fabulous supporter of the charity, and made an generous donation of £10,000.

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Bright Sparks Take To The Skies

Six employees from npower’s Oldbury office donned parachutes to take part in a sky dive to raise money for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC.

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Fundraising Day At Corporate Solutions

The team at Corporate Solutions at the Law Society hosted a fundraising day for the charity. Employees donated cakes and books, and of course bought a lot of cakes and books too! They also held a quiz on the day and raised £180 for MAAC, which will help purchase two new pairs of specialist aircrew boots.

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Western Power Distribution

WPD colleagues from across the Midlands had their fishing rods at the ready for the annual coarse fishing competition which raised £1,180 for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. 64 keen anglers took park in teams of four at the tournament at Meadowlands Fishery in Coventry.Event organiser and Worcester Distribution Manager Lee Wallace said: “We had a great day despite some torrential rain at the prize giving. The event was well attended by teams from across the Midlands and it is becoming a noted date for the teams and individuals who can attend. I would like to thank all those who contributed to the day with their time and especially to those who provided raffle prizes.”

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HSBC Get Into Gear For MAAC

The Coventry and Warwickshire division of HSBC will be cycling approximately 150 miles between 18 branches to help raise funds for MAAC. The sponsored ride takes place on the 19th and 20th June, and will raise vitally important funding to enable to service to carry out vitally important life saving missions.

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Where there’s a Wilko There’s a Way

Thanks to staff from high street giants, Wilkinsons, our storage unit in West Bromwich is far more organised, as ten members of the team spent a day at the unit, helping to sort stock and supplies for our two charity shops.

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Three Peakers Get Ready

Phoenix Group’s intrepid ‘Three Peakers’ will be challenging themselves to walk the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in June and all within 24 hours. As if that wasn’t enough for the team of 10 they recently kicked off their fundraising at Phoenix’s offices in Wythall by recruiting willing volunteers, including members of the Phoenix Life Management Board, to their Walkathon event. The aim was to walk 42 km, the equivalent distance of the Three Peaks, on two treadmills set up in their coffee area.

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Phoenix Group Choses MAAC as Charity of Choice

After raising record breaking amounts of money in 2013, Phoenix Group staff voted for their choice of charity for 2014. A shortlist of three charities were put to the vote and 41% of staff from the Wythall and London offices chose to support Midland Air Ambulance Charity and London Air Ambulance, bringing the two distinct charities together as one for the first time in their histories.

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Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Unveils A Sparkling New Partnership

Brierley Hill-based retail jeweller, TH Baker, has chosen Midlands Air Ambulance as its charity of choice for 2014.

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Midlands in Business Magazine partners with Midlands Air Ambulance

The Midlands in Business Magazine has been proud to spread the word about all the amazing events, charities, businesses and educational institutions based in the area in both the magazine and the Midlands in Business website.

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MAAC hosts Phoenix Lunch Group

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity recently hosted the Phoenix Lunch Club networking event, which was held at Bank Restaurant in Brindley Place.

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ESOS Names MAAC Charity of Choice For Second Year

After a year of fundraising, payroll services company, ESOS Ltd, has raised over £4,400 for MAAC through various activities.

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Golfers Club Together For MAAC

Thanks to CP Bigwood’s recent golf day, MAAC is able to undertake one more life saving mission as the day raised a terrific £2,500 for the service.

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Wellbeing event boosts funds

The Phoenix Group in Wythall held a one-day staff ‘Wellbeing Event’ to support the company’s corporate responsibility programme. The day brought together various local businesses focusing on different aspects of health and wellbeing, and the event raised over £1,200 for MAAC.

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Donation Flies In From Wragge & Co

The Wragge & Co Charitable Trust has donated £500 to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

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The Service Is Secure With GMS

Security services organisation, GMS, has chosen to support MAAC with a number of initiatives throughout 2014, as Neil Male, group executive director for the company, explains: “I take our role within the community extremely seriously and I encourage our staff to do the same. When I met with the fundraising team and learnt about the financial challenges facing the Midlands Air Ambulance, I knew I

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Safety Drives Us

Local company WeWantAnyCar.com, has joined forces with MAAC to raise money for the charity by donating £1.00 per wheel from cars purchased across their Midlands based branches.

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Chocs Away For MAAC!

Hall Green-based chocolate retailer, Chocolate Ocean, has pledged to buy a brand new paramedic flight suit for the MAAC by raising funds through online and in-store chocolate sales in November and December.

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WILKO DRAGON BOAT RACERS RAISE AN OAR-SOME £500

Team members from eight Wilko stores in the Midlands recently left dry land behind to take part in a day of dragon boat racing, and raised £506 for MAAC.

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Jaguar Land Rover Fuels MAAC

Thanks to the recent Family Fun Day at Jaguar Land Rover’s Lode Lane site in Solihull, £2,000 has been donated to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity to support the service’s life saving work.

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Midlands Air Ambulance Gets A Full House With Gala Bingo!

Thanks to two weeks of fundraising, Gala Bingo in Wednesbury has raised over £1,500 for the MAAC.

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Towry golf day raises £2,000 for MAAC

A golf day organised by Towry, the wealth adviser, has raised more than £2,000 for MAAC.

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British Gas Turns Up The Heat On Fundraising

As part of British Gas’ two year commitment to MAAC, the team undertook a two hour endurance karting race to help raise funds for the vital life saving service. There was a lot of healthy competition on the track, with tactical crashes and pit stops galore, making it a great day out for everyone involved.

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Summer Party Hots Up Air Ambulance’s Fundraising Total

Meriden-based ESOS, one of the UK’s leading payroll service providers, held its annual summer party and raised over £1,800 for MAAC.

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Vax Summer Fete

On the 16th August, the team at vacuum cleaner company, Vax, held a fabulous summer fete to raise almost £500 for MAAC. The event took place in Hampton Lovett, Worcester, at Quillgold House, which provided a perfect backdrop for the occasion.

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EBC Group Goes A Fairway For MAAC

The team at EBC Group hosted a fabulous corporate golf day for the charity, and with 76 competitors taking part, a staggering £6,000 was raised for the service. The event, which took place at Blackwell Golf Club, started off slightly differently to your average golf day, as everyone took part in a warm up exercise routine led by physio and keen golfer John Price. Once everyone had limbered up they took to the course for a friendly, yet competitive 18 hole round.

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Opportunity for Black Country-based MAAC Corporate Supporters

The Copthorne Hotel in Brierley Hill has kindly offered all MAAC staff and our business assosiates based in the Black Country area, a very generous opportunity to take advantage of their gym and facilities for just £29 per membership per month. (The cost is normally £49 per month. Plus for every membership bought, the Copthorne will donate £4 to MAAC.

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The 25th anniversary of the Land Rover Golf Championship

Over 135 golfers took part in the tournament, which was sponsored by the suppliers who took p-art and was held at Redditch Golf Club. The participants included 102 employees and over 30 suppliers.

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DP Designs Take To The Hills For Charity

Staff from leading Bromsgrove-based fit out and interior design specialists DP Designs recently undertook a gruelling 12 hour overnight walk to help raise funds for two deserving causes, including MAAC.

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Shoppers Had a ‘Grand’ Time at Wilkinsons in Stourbridge

At part of Wilkinson’s support of MAAC throughout 2013, the team at the Stourbridge store hosted a charity auction, selling 31 lots and raising almost £1,000 in the process. To support the staff, the charity’s very own mascot, Maac, turned up and kept the crowds entertained.

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Greenvale Makes The Most of the Longest Day

Congratulations to the team at Greenvale, who undertook a round of golf, or four, on the longest day of the year, all in aid of MAAC.

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British Gas’ Drives Funds For MAAC

As part of British Gas’ two year commitment to MAAC, the team undertook a two hour endurance karting race to help raise funds for the vital life saving service. There was a lot of healthy competition on the track, with tactical crashes and pit stops galore, it was a great day out for everyone involved.

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DP Design Walks 40 Kilometres for MAAC

The team at DP Design took on the challenge to walk 40 kilometres, reaching the highest point of the Malvern – the Worcestershire Beacon which stands 1,395ft above sea level.

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Briggs donates £20,000 to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

Briggs employees have shown overwhelming support to MAAC having recently donated £20,000 to the worthy cause.

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Greenvale’s Virtual Cycling Event For MAAC

Staff at Greenvale’s Tern Hill site cycled over 870 miles in just 8.5 hours to help raise funds for MAAC.

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Wilkinson's Get On Their Bikes For Charity!

Wilkinson’s Halesowen store hosted an event on Saturday 1st June to raise money. With the assistance of two exercise bikes the team rode 180 miles and raised £510 for the charity.

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Fisher German Partners Andrew Bridge and Matthew Barker, along with a couple of Fisher German clients, will be cycling the length of France for MAAC in June this year.

Andrew comments: “We met last Autumn over Sunday lunch to discuss how feasible it really was to cycle from the top to bottom of France, how many people we would need and timings. At this point we agreed - whilst being a significant challenge - it would be a real achievement and something that we would both commit to.

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Midland Expressway Drives Funds For MAAC

This year’s M6toll SuperCar Day attracted over 30 drivers to the prestigious event, held at the Roadchef Norton Canes services.

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Wilkinson Hosts SuperHero May Day!

Charity superheroes from the Wilkinsons store on the High Street, Cheltenham, have raised over £110 for their regional charity of the year, MAAC.

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Staples Take On The Three Peaks

A team of 16 members of staff from stationary giants, Staples, have decided to embark on a charity adventure this summer. The team consists of Claire Skinner, Oliver Storr, Richard Shannon, Jennie Williams, Andy Boulcott, Andy Le Butt, Deborah Weiss, Ade Karim and Louise Overton plus a few of Staples’ partners.

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Virgin Money’s Wolverhampton Store supports MAAC

Staff at Virgin Money’s Wolverhampton Store have chosen to support MAAC as part of Virgin Money’s latest national fundraising drive.

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Wilkinson Staff Are High Street Heroes

Ever since Wilkinson made MAAC the chosen charity for the Midlands area for 2013, employees across the 11 stores have got their fundraising activities off to a flying start! The staff hosted a heroes and villains day, complete with bake sale and bucket collections. It looks like a lot of fun was had by everyone who took part.

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Charity flying high thanks to network support

A Telford business network has officially named Midlands Air Ambulance its chosen charity for the year.

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CapGemini Fund Eight Missions

Staff at Cap Gemini, who’s offices are based at Stafford Park and Telford Town Centre raised over £20,000 for MAAC through donations for IT equipment. It costs £2,500 every time MAAC attends an incident so this donation will go a long way to saving lives across the region.

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Amazon raise more than a smile for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

Staff from Amazon BHX1 Fulfilment Centre at Rugeley, raised over £1,000 in the run up to Christmas. A frenetic six weeks of fundraising amongst staff took place across all shifts during Amazon’s busiest time of the year. All staff were engaged in the events, which included a sponsored head shave, guess the number of sweets in a jar, a car wash, cake bake competition and fancy dress days.

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The Greenhouse raises over £900 with a charity dinner

The Greenhouse Pub, in Sutton Coldfield held a fundraising dinner and auction to raise money for Midlands Air Ambulance. Over £900 was raised on the evening from a three course dinner and proceeds from the auction.

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Palletforce Members Raise £5,000

During Palletforce’s AGM members hosted an evening event complete with a charity auction and raffle, and MAAC was one of two nominated beneficiaries.

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Local Business Professionals Raise Funds for MAAC

A Telford business network has officially named Midlands Air Ambulance its chosen charity for the year.

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£24,000 donated to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity by Jaguar Land Rover Solihull

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OPERATIONS STATISTICS:
Missions completed since 1991 48,688 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts up to three horse riders each week.