Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is inviting communities across the Midlands to take a virtual VIP tour around its Tatenhill airbase following the postponement of its planned annual open day.
Two of the charity’s most popular events – its airbase open days – have both been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, that is not stopping Midlands Air Ambulance Charity from opening its airbase doors online with both open days being provided as virtual events on the organisation’s social media channels.
Sunday 28th June 2020 was set to see crowds of people visit Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Tatenhill airbase in Staffordshire. An annual occurrence, the open days provide people with entertainment, live crew demos and stalls showcasing the amazing work of other lifesaving emergency services from across the region.
Following the Government directive to continue socially distancing as we ease out of lockdown, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has made the necessary decision to move both open days online via its Facebook page – Facebook.com/MidlandsAirAmbulance
Those interested in going behind-the-scenes can expect:
- Virtual tour of the airbase
- Tour of the helicopter aircraft and rapid response vehicle
- Q&A interview with the aircrew. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask their own questions in the lead up to the day
- Short aircrew demonstration of how they tend to an incident scene.
Emma Gray, fundraising and marketing director for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, explains: “As a number of our popular fundraising events have now been postponed, we are pleased to have found a workaround for our annual airbase open days.
“Throughout the pandemic, the demand for our pre-hospital emergency care service has increased by 35 per cent, which is why we are focusing on engaging with our communities online to give them a unique insight in the critical work we do, and to demonstrate their donations are vital in supporting our important lifesaving cause.”