The Air Ambulance Service

Funding in England

Registered Charity Number: 1098874

About the charity

Every day of the year, the Air Ambulance Service is helping to save more lives. Their critical care paramedics, trauma doctors and pilots work tirelessly to save lives and alleviate sickness, wherever and whenever possible. Within minutes they can be on the ground delivering lifesaving care at road traffic collisions, sports events and industrial accidents or for medical emergencies like cardiac arrest, stroke or accidents in the home.

The Air Ambulance Service flies two local air ambulances, serving a total of five counties – Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) and Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA). These two helicopters provide rapid response to trauma and medical emergencies over an area of 3,850 square miles, covering many of the UK’s major road networks including the M1, M6, M69 and M42. Between them they attend on average six rescue missions a day, with an average response time of just 13 minutes.

Air ambulance crew members

Together we’re helping

The Air Ambulance Service gives people the very best chance of survival and recovery. Their helicopter can fly at 185mph and carries the very latest lifesaving equipment. Their team is also supported by a rapid response road vehicle, which provides valuable backup for incidents close to the helicopter base, throughout the night or when the weather makes it too dangerous to fly.

The charity receives no government funding and they rely entirely on donations to raise the £1,700 needed for each helicopter rescue mission. Ecclesiastical’s £1,000 donation will help to keep the Air Ambulance Service in the air.