Lifesaving crews based at Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Strensham airbase in Worcestershire are busy preparing for the return of the service’s popular Open Day, on Sunday 4th September.
The Strensham Airbase Open Day is a free-to-attend event taking place between 10am and 4pm. Visitors will have the chance to explore helicopters with the aircrew, observe demonstrations of lifesaving treatment, learn CPR skills and get behind the scenes of the service and find out more about Midlands Air Ambulance Charity's valuable work across the region.
Families can enjoy a fun-filled day out with the charity’s helipod, a decommissioned helicopter, fairground rides, merchandise stalls, refreshments, and tombola with chances to win prizes.
Other emergency services including fire and rescue, West Midlands Ambulance Service, West Mercia Police and the local blood bikes will also be in attendance demonstrating their contribution to keeping communities safe across Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and the wider Midlands region.
The charity is also asking for people to bring along donations of unwanted, pre-loved goods on the day that can then be sold on in one of its six high street shops, one of which is in Gloucester.
Emma Wood, head of fundraising and marketing for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: "Following the success of our Tatenhill Airbase Open Day in July, and having not been able to host this event at Strensham since 2019, we are really excited to welcome visitors based within the southern part of our operating patch back for our 2022 event.
"Whether you're keen to learn more about our lifesaving work across the region, have a closer look at one of our helicopters, or just want a fun-filled family day out, it promises to be a great event for all ages. The open day is free to attend but any money that visitors donate on the day will help make our lifesaving missions possible."
Find out more about the upcoming Strensham Airbase Open Day
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