Sports Trio Show Their Support For MAAC

Big Joe Egan, Waine Turner and Willie Thorne are the latest high profile sporting stars to lend their support of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, to help raise awareness of the charity’s lifesaving work. 

The sporting stars were interviewed live on their respective extensive sports careers in boxing, kickboxing and snooker at the charity’s Airbase Open Day in  September. 

Big Joe Egan, actor, retired heavyweight boxer and ex-sparring partner of Mike Tyson said: “I have a lot of respect for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, their work at the incident at Alton Towers last year was incredible. My family were at Alton Towers a week before the incident, reminding me of how lucky we are to have the air ambulance watching over us.” 

Waine Turner, actor and three times world champion kickboxer said: “I’m so proud to support Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. I think it’s such a shame that the charity does not receive any Government or National Lottery funding. I’m excited to spread the word of the amazing work that the charity does to help raise money for such an incredible, invaluable service.”

Willie Thorne, former English professional snooker player turned BBC sports commentator said: “The Midlands Air Ambulance won my heart from the moment I learnt of the lifesaving work that they are responsible for. I am delighted to put my name to such an incredible emergency service charity.”

Jason Levy, fundraising and marketing director for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, added: “We’re extremely pleased to have Joe, Waine and Willie on board as celebrity supporters. They have all attended a number of our events, most recently our Airbase Open Day at Strensham, and were very popular with the visitors and aircrew.

“The profile and awareness that they can individually and collectively bring to the charity is invaluable and one for which we are truly grateful.”

If you would like to find out more about how you can support Midlands Air Ambulance Charity call the team on 0800 8 40 20 40.



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.