Charity Staff Appeal For Public Support After

After the armed robbery that occurred at our HQ on June 21, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity staff are appealing to the public to support the charity in any way they can.

Three men armed with a Taser gun held 20 members of staff hostage, before escaping with thousands of pounds of public donations and a staff member’s car.

Staff have since been inundated with messages of support and would like to thank the public for their kind words and ask them to show their support at any of the charity events lined up this year.

Charity Director, Hanna Sebright, said: “We know that the public feel as strongly as we do about this disgraceful theft and we hope they continue to support us in our upcoming charity events and with future donations however big or small. We receive no funding so every penny is precious.

Everybody who was subjected to the raid came back to work the following day and this shows true dedication by all involved. Those responsible will not deter the hard work that our employees, fundraisers and volunteers do.  What has happened has simply given staff a stronger sense of determination to continue to raise more money than ever before and to prove that the actions of these individuals will not stop us.

Without donations the charity, which is solely funded by public generosity, would not be able to operate. Midlands Air Ambulance Charity receives no government or lottery funding and needs £6million pounds a year to carry out the invaluable work it does.

For more information on how members of the public can show their support and get involved, have a look around our website where you can donate online, view our events diary and help save lives!

If any members of the public have any information on this crime then please contact West Midlands Police on 0345 113 5000.

 

OPERATIONS STATISTICS:
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.