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.
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity will be Tweeting throughout the day, and is encouraging supporters who have made a donation or helped to spread awareness of the charity today, to Tweet using the hashtag #GivingTuesday.
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.
Since 1991, the charity has responded to more than 46,000 missions averaging 2,000 per year, making it one of the longest established and busiest air ambulance organisations in the UK.
What is not widely known is that Midlands Air Ambulance receives no Government or National Lottery funding. Each Midlands Air Ambulance mission costs £2,500 and in excess of £7 million is needed each year to keep its three air ambulances operational, which is donated entirely by the public and local businesses, with four in ten of those we help funded by Gifts in Wills.
If you would like to help fund the next lifesaving mission, please visit the ways to donate page.