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Former Air Ambulance patients invited to reunion event in Princethorpe

Shaun Reynolds 22nd Jun, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

FORMER Air Ambulance patients are being invited to reunion celebrations later this year to meet crew members that helped save their lives.

Organised to mark the charity’s 25,000th mission, the reunion is open to anyone who has been helped by the Derbyshire, Leicestershire or Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

Held at Princethorpe on Wednesday (August 10) from 6pm until 8pm, former patients and their families can register to attend the event for free of charge by emailing patients@theairambulanceservice.org.uk

The ‘meet the crew’ reunion is expected to be a popular event where people who have a personal experience of the air ambulance either as a patient or relative of a patient will be made welcome.

The charity’s director of operations, Richard Clayton, is urging people to get involved.

He added: “The lives of thousands of patients and their families across five counties have been transformed by the air ambulance and the skills and expertise of our pilots, doctors and critical care paramedics.

“It’s a remarkable achievement for a service that only launched in 2003, receives no government funding and relies entirely on support from local communities to keep flying.

“It is certainly something to celebrate.”

Every mission undertaken by the local air ambulance costs £1,700 which is all raised from public donations, income from charity shops and fundraising events.

For further information about the West Midlands Air Ambulance charity, visit www.justgiving.com/wnaa

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