Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust

Save A Life In Cornwall This Christmas

Please help save a life in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly this Christmas. Everyone knows someone who has been airlifted and no one knows who may need that mission next. By funding our missions, you can double your donation to help seriously injured or ill individuals in their hour of need.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1133295)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£75,000

Amount raised

£76,049

Donations

140

Championed by The Reed Foundation

    Category

  • Armed Forces/Emergency ServicesArmed Forces/Emergency Services
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind

Location

United Kingdom

  • “People with less injuries have died. Someone was looking over me that day. I’m lucky I still have one of my legs. Cornwall Air Ambulance saved my life.”

    — Martin Henderson, Critical Care Patient

  • “We can take people in a moment of crisis and do something that has a real positive impact on their future. When you’re seriously sick or injured every minute matters.”

    — Critical Care Paramedic, Jeremy

  • Cav was thrown from her horse, which trampled on her as it tried to back away from a barking dog. Cav sustained serious injuries to her ribs, arm, spine and head. Cav said: “I feel very lucky to be here. It was great to meet the paramedics again and thank them for saving my life.”

    — Cav Hines, Critical Care Patient

Situation

The rural, geographical landscape in Cornwall mean many people live more than an hour’s drive from a major hospital. From the Isles of Scilly this distance is even greater. For seriously injured or ill adults, children and older people with time-critical medical needs, every minute really does counts. Early medical treatment not only saves lives but can improve patients’ chances of long-term recovery.

Solution

Cornwall Air Ambulance Paramedics are the only critically care trained Paramedics in Cornwall. With their enhanced skills and a state-of-the-art air ambulance, we can take the resources of the Emergency Department to the scene of the incident. Critical care at scene and rapid transfer by air to hospital is vital to saving hundreds of lives of local residents and visitors across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly every year.