About Local Air Ambulance

Every day of the year, Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance is helping save more lives. Our critical care paramedics, trauma doctors and pilots fly an average of three rescue missions a day.

Within minutes they can be on the ground delivering lifesaving care at road traffic collisions, sports events, and industrial accidents or for medical emergencies such as cardiac arrest, stroke or accidents in the home. The air ambulance gives people the very best chance of survival and recovery. Our helicopter can fly at 185mph and carries the very latest lifesaving equipment.

Our air ambulance team is also supported by a rapid response vehicle, which provides valuable backup for incidents close to the helicopter base or when the weather makes it too dangerous to fly.

In addition, the charity has set up a new nationwide Children’s Air Ambulance service to fly critically ill children to specialist hospitals across the country. Local babies have already benefitted from this service, where time saved can mean a life saved.

The charity receives no government funding and we rely entirely on donations to raise the £1,700 we need for each rescue mission. Your support will help keep us flying.

To find out how you can get involved, by volunteering your time or making a donation visit www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk

About Genetic Disorders UK

Genetic Disorders UK is a registered charity with a vision to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by genetic disorders.

While individual genetic disorders are rare, it is thought that there are currently more than 6,000 diagnosed disorders and new disorders are being identified every day. It is estimated that 1 in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder. This means that in the UK, 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed each year and more than half a million children and adults are living with a genetic disorder.

Genetic Disorders’ mission is to be the leading source of information and support for both those affected by a genetic disorder, and the charities and patient groups that support them, by bringing together everyone’s combined experience in a place where it can be shared.

To find out more please visit www.geneticdisordersuk.org