Cornwall Air Ambulance is giving supporters the chance to have their name on the new helicopter as part of its ‘New Heli Hero’ scheme. The lifesaving charity is offering a limited number of name places on the new AW169 air ambulance. For a donation of £100 your name will feature on the base of the aircraft as it goes to the aid of seriously sick and injured patients across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
As a New Heli Hero, supporters will also receive a certificate and see their name on a dedicated board which will take pride of place at Cornwall Air Ambulance headquarters in Newquay.
The fundraising scheme is part of the £2.5m New Heli Appeal to bring a new air ambulance to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by April 2020.
Thomas Hennessy Jones, Critical Care Paramedic, said: “We have a really exciting opportunity for our supporters to play a part in every mission that we fly by becoming a New Heli Hero. With your name on the helicopter you’ll fly alongside the crew to the roads, the cliffs and the homes of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
“We want to reach more people and we want to save more lives and we really need everyone to get on board.”
Amy Richards, New Heli Appeal Manager, said: “We know the people of Cornwall feel a great connection to the charity and are very proud of the service it provides. We wanted to give our supporters the opportunity to be recognised for their donation in a different way and to have a connection to the new air ambulance before it even arrives. I think the prospect of having your own name or the name of a loved one on the new air ambulance, which will be flying over Cornwall saving lives for the next generation, is very exciting.
“Become a New Heli Hero and you’ll play a significant role in bringing a new air ambulance to the county which will serve the people of Cornwall for the next 20 years.”
You can secure a name place for a minimum donation of £100. Places are limited and will be registered on a first come first serve basis. Full terms and conditions can be found on Cornwall Air Ambulance website.
Become a New Heli Hero today, visit Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust Heli Hero or call 01637 889 926.
Click the video to hear Critical Care Paramedic Thomas Hennessy Jones’ invitation to become a Heli Hero
Click link for New Heli Heros JustGiving page.
About Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust – it’s the charity that fundraises to operate the helicopter emergency medical service for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Every year our helicopter responds to around 800 emergency calls for help and is on-scene at an incident in an average of just 12 minutes. The helicopter can reach patients in any part of Cornwall, significantly reducing the time taken to get seriously ill patients the treatment they need – in hospital or on-scene. It costs £3.5m per year to operate this service, and with no National Lottery or direct government funding, the charity relies on the generosity of the people and businesses of Cornwall.