Severn Group are pleased to of raised £100 for Midlands Air Ambulance with an internal raffle to win a first prize of a luxurious hamper along with some runner up prizes.
Midlands Air Ambulance is the only charity responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving the communities of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands. This constitutes the largest air ambulance operating region in the UK.
Since 1991, the service has responded to over 40,000 missions averaging 2,000 per year, making it one of the longest established and busiest air ambulance organisations in the UK. If a patient reaches hospital within 60 minutes of injury (referred to as the ‘Golden Hour’) their chances of survival are dramatically increased. That is why the rapid response of the Midlands Air Ambulance is so vital in an emergency situation.
What is not widely known is that Midlands Air Ambulance receives no Government or National Lottery funding. Each air ambulance mission costs the Charity an average of £2,500 and in excess of £6.5 million is needed each year to keep the service operational which is donated entirely by the public and local businesses, with four in ten of those we help funded by Gift in a Will.