On Friday, 18th May I visited the Northamptonshire Air Ambulance’s charity shop in Kingsthorpe, Northampton to meet the hard-working staff and volunteers to thank them for their work. Air ambulance helicopters rapidly respond to trauma and medical emergencies in areas which are often too far from a local medical facility to receive sufficiently speedy treatment, for example in rural areas.
Indeed, the local air ambulance service which covers Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire has completed over 32,000 missions since its inception and 306 in the last month alone.
The local air ambulance covers an area of 3,850 square miles responding to situations of crisis with an average response time of just 13 minutes. The service that they provide is vital in keeping people safe wherever they are and I wanted to take the time to thank them all for the work that they do. It was a pleasure meeting the volunteers and learning more about their work in the Kingsthorpe charity shop.
You can read more about, and donate to the Northamptonshire Air Ambulance at the following link: https://theairambulanceservice.org.uk/.