A former High Sheriff of Suffolk has been appointed to the Board of the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
James Buckle, a well-known and respected Suffolk farmer and entrepreneur has been welcomed to the EAAA Board of Trustees where his knowledge and experience and will help to develop the charity as it enters a new era of operation.
Andrew Egerton-Smith, Chairman of the Board Trustees, said: “I’m delighted to welcome James onto the Board, he’ll be a tremendous addition to the team.
“James brings with him a wealth of local knowledge and business experience which will be of great benefit to the charity as we embark on our mission to fly at night and help hundreds more people who fall ill or find themselves involved in accidents across the region.”
Newly appointed James Buckle said: “I was proud to be asked to asked to join the team of Trustees at the East Anglian Air Ambulance and had no hesitation in accepting the invitation. As a keen rider I know first-hand of the great work they do and I’m really looking forward to helping the charity raise awareness and the funds it needs to help the highly trained teams of clinicians continue their life-saving work.”
James was born in Suffolk and is passionate about all matters to do with the county. He’s also the proud owner of the ‘Suffolk Trinity’: the Suffolk Punch horse, the Red Poll cow and the Suffolk sheep and is determined to ensure their survival for future generations. He lives in a village near Ipswich and is married with three children.