Midlands Air Ambulance's Open Day Success!

Over 1,500 visitors turned out at Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s open day at the Strensham airbase in Worcestershire on the 7th September and helped to raise over £3,300 for the charity.

The day started in style as the charity’s newly unveiled celebrity ambassador Paralympic equestrian star Lee Pearson attended the event. Crowds of visitors had the chance to meet the aircrew and learn more about the exciting and important work of the charity.

Through the day visitors, both young and old, viewed a variety of visiting aircraft and exhibitions and took part in activities, plus they were able to take advantage of a host of refreshments.

In addition, guests were able to explore the charity’s recently unveiled Education, Training and Visitor Centre and also see the Midlands Air Ambulance’s famous red EC135 aircraft with a tour from the pilot and paramedics.

Jason Levy, fundraising and marketing director for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity said, “We were amazed by the superb turn out; which was an increase of ten per cent increase on last year. It has been fantastic to see so many local people getting involved with the charity and we hope to see them at events in the future. The open day has been a total success and we are extremely grateful for the public’s generous support.”

Thanks to the generous donations of the public, the open day raised £3,330 which will support the vital, life saving work of the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity across the region.

Missions completed since 1991: 49,869 | 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.