London’s Air Ambulance Charity Reveals Costs of its Vital Service

London’s Air Ambulance charity has released a new video detailing the costs associated with delivering its vital service.

The charity needs to raise nearly £8m each year to deliver its 24/7 advanced trauma team to around 2,000 critically injured patients within the M25. The video details the cost of different components, from surgical scissors to a helicopter engine, in a bid to raise awareness that all air ambulances in the UK are charities.

London’s Air Ambulance CEO Jonathan Jenkins said:

“We want more people to know that London’s Air Ambulance is a charity, and relies on donations to deliver its life-saving work. By showing the cost of individual aspects of the service, we are hoping that more people will understand how much money is needed to keep the service running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

“In the charity’s 28 years it has been blessed with incredible support from individuals, small businesses and large corporations. This support has got us to where we are today and we want to thank everyone who has backed us in the past, or who continues to do so today.

“Our hope is that in this National Air Ambulance Week people will share the video to help us raise awareness of the fact that all air ambulances in the UK are charities.”

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