Julie has a particular affinity to the lifesaving work of the charity and the Midlands, not only was she born locally in Edgbaston, Birmingham but prior to her glittering career as an actress she was a nurse at Birmingham’s Selly Oak Hospital. The Queen Elizabeth as it’s now known, is one of the major trauma centres which the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity helicopters fly into regularly on lifesaving missions.
Julie Walters CBE says: “I am absolutely delighted to support and help raise awareness of the lifesaving work of the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. I was astonished to learn that the charity has to raise £9 million each and every year, relying solely on the generosity of the local people across the Midlands.
“My nursing career was short lived and hopefully I made a slightly better job as an actress than a nurse. The pilots, doctors and paramedics all do an incredible and amazing job literally saving lives every day. I fully support the lifesaving work of this brilliant charity and would encourage the public to help make a difference by helping the charity or making a donation so that they can continue with their brilliant work.”