Tales for Courage and Bravery

Midlands Air Ambulance wants to trace people we have rescued in the past to help mark our 20th anniversary this year.

The Charity was originally founded as Air 5 in 1991 operating a single helicopter from temporary facilities at East Midlands Airport. Two decades later, we have grown into one of the largest and busiest air ambulance organisations in the UK, operating three helicopters and responding to more than 3000 emergency calls each year across Staffordshire, West Midlands, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.

“A lot has changed since we formed in 1991,” says Jason Levy, Head of Fundraising at Midlands Air Ambulance. “It is only in more recent years that people have come forward and wanted to share their airlift experiences so we would really love to hear from anyone who was involved in an airlift during the Charity’s early years and help us to tell the whole story of Midlands Air Ambulance from their point of view.”

So we want to hear from as many airlift survivors or their friends and family as possible and build a library of stories representing each year it has been in existence.

To celebrate our 20th birthday on 21st May, we are also hosting a gala dinner at Worcester Warriors RFC stadium where members of the public including some of those who have been assisted by the air ambulance, will be represented.

If you have an airlift story to tell or would like to attend the gala dinner please contact Jason Levy on 0800 840 20 40 or email press@midlandsairambulance.com.

 

OPERATIONS STATISTICS:
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.