Event: National Air Ambulance Week
Date: Monday 21 – Sunday 27 September
Message: Shoot a video and nominate friends in support of
National Air Ambulance Week
Air Ambulance charities in the UK generate £96.7 million a year, operate 37 helicopters, have a volunteer network of over 2,500 people and are one of the most exciting and innovative group of organisations in the UK.
With many charities investing funds to expand their operations to provide night HEMS missions or placing investment into the advanced education and training of their paramedics and doctors, there is no better time to show them your support!
National Air Ambulance Week takes place between 21-27th September 2015 and celebrates the work of local air ambulances across the UK. It gives the air ambulance community a national voice and an opportunity to promote the work they do at a local level.
The Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) is encouraging all media to make contact, or look out for news from their local air ambulance on activities in support of National Air Ambulance Week 2015.
Many local charities are asking their supporters to shoot a video saying: “I support my local air ambulance, do you?” and then placing it on their social media feeds, using the #NAAW2015 tag and nominating others to do the same.
Your support and encouragement of these activities would be much appreciated.
To view the celebrity video montage visit: www.aoaa.org.uk/naaw
To find your local air ambulance visit: www.aoaa.org.uk/coverage
About The Association of Air Ambulances
The Association of Air Ambulances represents the majority of air ambulance charities, ambulance services and the supply chain throughout the UK.
There are 20 Air Ambulance Charities and 12 Ambulance Services serving the UK.
Air ambulances are not funded directly by the Government and receive no National Lottery grants.
On average, an emergency air ambulance takes off every 10 minutes in the UK, flying 365 days a year. Put another way, during every hour of everyday 7 Air Ambulances are attending incidents of various types including medical trauma.
“The AAA’s vision is to improve patient outcomes through the provision of outstanding services to its members.”
“The Association will provide a platform of representation as the authoritative voice for the UK air ambulance community to governments, legislators, supporters and the general public. It delivers services that will aid the operation of each full member, ensuring the unique characteristic of each member can benefit from the association and bring tangible returns on the members’ subscription.”
AAA Website for further information: www.aoaa.org.uk