Did you know that this week is National Air Ambulance Week (NAAW)?
Devon Air Ambulance Trust is a member of the Association of Air Ambulances. NAAW is an initiative created by the Association and its members which celebrates the work of local Air Ambulances, giving them a national voice and an opportunity to promote the work they do at a national level.
Did you know that:
- Together, the UK’s air ambulance charities generate £96.7 million a year
- operate 37 helicopters
- have a volunteer network of over 2,500 people
- one of the most exciting and innovative groups of organisations in the UK.
With many investing funds to expand their operations to provide night HEMS missions, upgrading their aircraft or placing investment into the advanced education and training of their paramedics and doctors, there is no better time to show your support!
Heléna Holt, CEO of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said “NAAW has now become a regular feature on our event calendars and there are so many different ways that people can and do get involved. Some of our supporters dress up as their super hero for the day, hold mufti or dress down days at school or within the workplace. Others organise their own events or set themselves a challenge and ask their friends to sponsor them.”
She added “Of course it’s also a great opportunity as a local charity to celebrate our fantastic fundraisers, our amazing family of 450+ volunteers and most importantly to say a huge thank you to everyone who support us day in day out and help to keep us flying.”