Blick Rothenberg has chosen London’s Air Ambulance Charity to be its Charity of the Year for 2022.
Each year, the firm nominate and vote for a charity to support throughout the course of the year through various fundraising initiatives. For 2022 we have selected London’s Air Ambulance.
London's Air Ambulance
London’s Air Ambulance is the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to London’s most seriously injured patients.
London Air Ambulance helicopters get them to the patient’s side in 11 minutes.
By providing intervention as quickly as possible after injury, they aim to give patients the best chance of survival, and best quality of life, after trauma.
The charity serves the 10 million people that live work and travel within the M25, treating an average of five patients every day. The most common incidents we attend include road traffic collisions, stabbings and shootings, falls from height and incidents on the rail network.
Using a helicopter from 08:00 to sunset, and rapid response cars at night or in adverse weather situations, London’s Air Ambulance brings the hospital to the patient when time is critical. When an injury is so serious that there is no time to get to hospital for treatment, their crews are the only ones who can perform innovative and potentially life-saving procedures emergency surgery at the scene.
The team, consisting of an advanced trauma doctor, paramedic and consultant on most missions, can perform treatments such as open-heart surgery, blood transfusions and general anaesthetic by the roadside.
Supporting London's Air Ambulance
London’s Air Ambulance is reliant on public donations to meet its annual running costs of approximately £10 million. The London Air Ambulance works closely with the NHS and receive some funding from its NHS partners, but it is not an NHS organisation.
Since launching 33 years ago, the service has treated over 43,000 patients.
Blick Rothenberg’s CEO Nimesh Shah said: “We recognise the privileged position we have in the community in which we work and it’s important for us as an organisation to give back to this community wherever possible. I’m pleased that our people have voted to support London’s Air Ambulance in 2022 in recognition of the amazing work they do.”
Jonathan Jenkins, CEO of London’s Air Ambulance Charity, commented: “We are very grateful to Blick Rothenberg for selecting us as the firm’s Charity of the Year, especially following the pandemic. Every day, we are up against time to save lives in London. Thank you to all of the team at Blick Rothenberg for voting for us.”
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Everyone at Blick Rothenberg is excited to get involved and raise as much as they can to help support this fantastic causeNimesh Shah, CEO