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Enjoy A Rare Opportunity To Meet Sir AP McCoy OBE

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Date: 18/10/2018

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is inviting Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce members to ‘An Evening with Sir AP McCoy OBE’. Taking place on Friday 23rd November at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield, this exclusive evening, which includes a luxurious three-course meal, is much-anticipated.

Renowned for being the greatest jump jockey of all time, Sir Anthony dominated the equestrian world for over two decades. He ended his phenomenal career as Champion Jockey for the 20th consecutive year, and was awarded both the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year (2010) and BBC’s Sports Personality Lifetime Achievement Award (2015).
 
The evening will give guests a rare and personal insight into Sir Anthony’s incredible career as well as raise vital funds for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, which unfortunately airlifts a horse rider every four days.
 
Speaking about the event, Sir Anthony McCoy, said: “Midlands Air Ambulance Charity does a fantastic job saving lives on a daily basis. The racing community greatly values the work of the air ambulance, due to the dangers involved with the sport, which is why I’m delighted to support Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and the important work they do.”
 
Each Midlands Air Ambulance Charity air ambulance mission costs £2,500, which is entirely funded through charitable donations from the communities it serves and local businesses. This is why events such as the eagerly awaited Evening with Sir AP McCoy OBE as so important in helping to raise funds for the lifesaving service.
 
To date, the charity has tended to 50,000 people who were in critical need of advanced care and the speed of an air ambulance. The organisation has three helicopters, strategically located across the six Midlands counties served by the charity. Each helicopter has a crew of a pilot and two critical care paramedics, or a critical care paramedic and trauma doctor.
 
In addition, the charity has a critical care car, based in the Birmingham and Black Country area. Manned by a critical care paramedic, the car is dispatched to those suffering with heart attacks, cardiac arrests, respiratory issues and sepsis.
 
The aircrew can be mobilised to an incident within two minutes and on average attend up to six missions per day. The three most common reasons Midlands Air Ambulance is called out are road traffic collisions, falls and heart conditions, which collectively equate to 60 per cent of all dispatches.
 
Tickets for the evening are available from The Ticket Factory, just search ‘AP McCoy’. For more information and how you and your business can help fund a mission, please contact Midlands Air Ambulance Charity on 0800 8 40 20 40, or visit www.midlandsairambulance.com