Double your donation to Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance in The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2023.

Double your donation to Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance in The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2023.

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance (LNAA) is taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge to raise £70,000 in just one week!

The charity needs to raise £35,000 in online donations to secure a match pot that will double the amount raised to make £70,000. All donations will support LNAA’s life-saving work, 24-hours-a-day, every day of the year.

From 28 November to 5 December all donations will be doubled.

Money raised could go towards helping children like three-year-old George who was hit by a car.

The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance was dispatched to where George lay unconscious, landing close to the scene so the crew were able to be by the toddler’s side. As George began to wake up Dr Alan Horan and Senior Paramedic Erica Ley could see he was showing signs of distress and administered advanced pain relief.

As George was so young, he needed to be taken to hospital as quickly as possible. Distraught mum Laura travelled on board the helicopter to Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre and could only watch as the crew continued to monitor George and keep him comfortable. They arrived at hospital in minutes and George was transferred quickly to the paediatric team so they could continue his care.

Mum Laura said: “The compassion and kindness they showed as they kept my son settled on that flight to hospital will stay with me forever.”

Fortunately, George made a full recovery.

Interim Giving Manager at LNAA, Michelle HIll said: “It’s patients like George who need the care only our crew can provide – and quickly. “He was potentially one of four patients that day, our daily mission average, to which the crew take the equivalent of an Emergency Department.

“Whether at the beachside, on the roadside or in the countryside, crews respond to emergencies of the most serious kind, providing medical interventions that can mean the difference between life and death.
“Patients like George get the best care possible only because of the support we receive from people across Lincs & Notts and beyond.”

Donations to our Christmas Challenge will be generously matched by our campaign pledgers (Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Countryside Appeal (NAACA), Lincolnshire Air Ambulance County Appeal (LAACA) and our Community Champion The Reed Foundation), meaning your donation will have twice the impact!

But in order to access the £35,000 we have in the matching pot, we need to raise £35,000 in online donations. We hope everyone will give generously this year to help us reach our target and enable us to help keep our iconic helicopter flying and our critical care cars operational 24/7 as we move into the busy winter months.”

How can you get involved?

Visit https://www.ambucopter.org.uk/BigGive and make a donation from 12pm (midday) on #GivingTuesday (Tuesday, 29th November). The campaign will close at 12pm on Tuesday, 6th December.

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