London’s Air Ambulance will be live-tweeting its advanced trauma team and operations crew’s activities for three mornings this week as part of a campaign to raise money for a second helicopter.
Using the handle @LDNairamb, and the hashtag #YourHelicopterLive, London’s Air Ambulance will give supporters insight into its operations by tweeting from Thursday 30 July to Saturday 1 August, between 6.30am and 10am.
The drive is part of the charity’s Your London, Your Helicopter campaign, which aims to raise £6m in total. The charity still needs £2.1m to reach its goal, and urges the 10 million people who live inside the M25 to donate at their website or by text.
The charity’s only helicopter was out of action for 55 days last year, and has been offline for maintenance for the equivalent of 50 days so far this year. It said that a second emergency helicopter will help the charity reach a further 400 patients per year.
London’s Air Ambulance was founded in 1989, and operates in partnership with Barts Health NHS Trust and the London Ambulance Service.
On average it treats five critically injured people in the capital every day, using the helicopter by day and rapid response cars at night or in adverse weather conditions.
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