NEW WHEELS FOR LIFE SAVERS

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has taken delivery of three new cars today thanks to Furrows Motor Group in Shropshire.

The life saving Charity is celebrating 21st years and has responded to over 37,000 incidents since 1991. The charity has been running a very small number of vehicles to support its fundraising in Shropshire. The new KIA Sportages will replace the existing cars that had clocked up over 300,000 miles of tireless fundraising in the county.

The new vehicles will be identifiable with their silver colouring and distinctive Midlands Air Ambulance Charity logo on the sides and bonnet. They will used specifically to support fundraising by attending events, presentations, making deliveries and also collecting donations to support the opening of the new Charity Shop in Wellington.

Jason Levy, Fundraising Director of MAAC said; "The Charity needs to raise over £6 million each year to remain operational. The people of Shropshire are some our most loyal and dedicated supporters and it was important to us to partner up with a local company. The Furrows sponsorship will considerably help with the running costs of the cars and these vehicles are an important jigsaw piece for the Charity, to improve support to our donors".

Tony Mellish, of Furrows KIA in Telford said; "For us it is pleasure to be working with such a much loved and respected local charity like Midlands Air Ambulance. We are really looking forward to supporting MAAC with the excellent work they do".

 

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.