National Air Ambulance Week get’s off to flying start!

September 24, 2014 by Tracy

Support from our petsSupporters all over the country are getting behind National Air Ambulance Week 2014.  The national video challenge has seen people upload their videos to a variety of social media channels using the hashtag #NAAW2014 stating the words, 'I support my local air ambulance, do you?'  Some people have involved their families, friends and even their pets!  Click our puppy picture or HERE to view some examples!

Dorset and Somerset Air AmbulanceMedia coverage for National Air Ambulance Week has been at its highest ever with radio, print and TV all getting on board.  Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance flew in to Airways Aviation at Bournemouth Airport yesterday where members of the public and children from Portfield School had the chance to meet with the crew.  Click HERE to view.

Earlier today, the yellow EC135 helicopter had to delay its landing to Vivary Park in Taunton when operational commitments took priority.  The team managed to land at approximately 11.45am and were greeted by many smiles and much enthusiasm.

Many BBC Radio Stations have helped publicise the events and have interviewed staff, volunteers, supporters and patients who have needed the services of the air  ambulance first hand.  BBC Radio presenter Emma Britton interviewed our Chief Executive Officer, Bill Sivewright on her early morning show and Ben Mcgrail featured the charity's work on his programme throughout the morning.  Listen to patient Georgina Sapiano describe how Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance saved her life HERE or click her photo on the right.  You can also listen to Ben's programme in full via BBC iPlayer.