In recent months we have received several enquiries from our supporters asking if we are connected to a charity called ‘Helicopter Emergency Service Equipment’ (HESE) also known as ‘Stoke Air Ambulance’. For clarification, it is important to note that HESE/Stoke Air Ambulance is a separate organisation and is not connected to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is the only operational air ambulance service based in, and dedicated to, Staffordshire. We are proud to serve the county with our air ambulance helicopter based at our Tatenhill airbase near Burton-on-Trent and our northern critical care car located in and around Stoke-on-Trent and Stone. Both are further supported by our additional helicopters and cars located within the six-county region we cover.
On average, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity currently attends eight missions per week in Stoke and the wider Staffordshire region. We attend all of the missions that we are tasked to by the statutory NHS 999 tasking body, West Midlands Ambulance Service, who endorse our lifesaving service and have provided the following statement:
“The Staffordshire area is one of the best served regions in the country for air ambulances, with West Midlands Ambulance Service able to access seven different aircraft from four different Helicopter Emergency Medical Service charities for incidents, most notably Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC), which is the primary air ambulance operator for Staffordshire … and we currently see no requirement for any further aircraft in the area as we are already always able to task a helicopter in a timely manner to cases in this area.” Chief Executive, Professor Anthony Marsh
- If in doubt, always check the Registered Charity Number. The Registered Charity Number for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is 1143118.
- All marketing material from Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, as well as our red collection tins and buckets, will be clearly identified with our name, logo and will be displayed alongside our registered charity number (1143118). Here is our logo:
In Staffordshire, you may also see this version, highlighting our presence in the county:
- Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Lifesaving Lottery canvassers only ever sign up members using Direct Debit payments (we never take cash payments for lottery or regular giving subscriptions).
- The canvassers working on our behalf always carry Midlands Air Ambulance ID badges and wear branded clothing.
- If you would like to clarify whether a canvasser you have encountered is representing Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, please contact us on 0800 8 40 20 40 or email email@example.com and our Supporter Care Team will be happy to assist.