Celebrity Chef and TV Superstar Rustie Lee is the latest high profile TV star to lend her support of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, to help raise awareness of the charity’s lifesaving work. 

Rustie Lee grew up in Birmingham, the UK’s second city in the heart of the Midlands. She studied at the Birmingham College of Food and Domestic Science where she then went on to graduate with a distinction as a Master Baker.

Rustie worked at her family’s Caribbean Bakery and later set up ‘Rustie’s’- the first ever Caribbean Silver Service Restaurant, this was on Soho Road in the heart of Handsworth. It was there that Rustie hit fame after being spotted by BBC producers of the Pebble Mill who invited her to showcase Caribbean Food for her very first TV appearance. 

Rustie has confirmed her attendance at the charity’s high profile Air25* Recognition Awards and Charity Ball, sponsored by Concept Resourcing at Edgbaston Stadium on 8th July, where she will joined by other charity ambassadors and celebrity supporters from the world of sport and entertainment. 

Rustie Lee said; “Midlands Air Ambulance Charity are real lifesavers, incredibly professional and hard working. Imagine yourself in a multiple car crash on a motorway or an accident where you need to get to hospital quickly. That’s where the air ambulance becomes invaluable.” Rustie continued to say that the reason she supports the charity is because “they are saving lives every day of the year”.

Jason Levy, fundraising and marketing director for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity said: “Rustie is a much loved and popular character from the Midlands. We are thrilled she is supporting the lifesaving work of our charity and  look forward to welcoming her at this year’s commemorative Recognition Awards and Charity Ball where we will be celebrating 25 years of Saving Lives by Saving Time.”

*2016 marks the ‘Air25’ 25th anniversary of the vitally important emergency pre-hospital service provided by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. Due to one of the first air ambulance services in the country, named ‘Air 5’ with just one helicopter flying out of a temporary airbase five days a week, Midlands Air Ambulance is proud of its heritage. The charity now has three helicopters serving a population of six million people, and to date the service has responded to over 46,000 missions. 





Missions completed since 1991: 50,563 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts on average four horse riders each week.