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London's Air Ambulance Charity

Our corporate charity for 2022/23 was London’s Air Ambulance – The charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to London’s most seriously injured patients

Blick Rothenberg presents London's Air Ambulance Charity with a cheque for over £50,000

After two years of fundraising involving many events including cake sales, The Thames Walk, marathons, abseiling down the side of the Royal London hospital and even custard pie throwing, our partnership with London’s Air Ambulance has drawn to a close.


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In January 2024 Blick Rothenberg CEO Nimesh Shah and many employees welcomed the London Air Ambulance team to our Great Queen Street offices to receive a cheque for over £50,000 in support of their Up Against Time appeal.

Cat Hughes, Philanthropy (Trusts) Officer, accepted the cheque on behalf of London’s Air Ambulance and thanked the team at Blick Rothenberg for helping to safeguard the life-saving service and ensuring they can continue to save lives across London.



LAA Final Presentation

The Up Against Time appeal, to raise £15 million to replace their ageing helicopter fleet, continues and we wish them continued success in achieving their target. We are immensely proud of our two years fundraising for them and leave this page as a tribute to their service and reminder that you can still donate to support their appeal.

Blick Rothenberg CEO Nimesh Shah said

I was delighted that Blick Rothenberg was given the opportunity to partner with London’s Air Ambulance as it’s charity partner over the last 2 years. The work of London’s Air Ambulance is nothing short of astounding, and this world leading service plays a vital role in saving lives in London.

The London community has supported Blick Rothenberg, it’s people and clients for almost 80 years. I am proud and incredibly humbled by the fundraising efforts of our people at Blick Rothenberg for its role in supporting the incredible work of London’s Air Ambulance.

Each year, the firm nominate and vote for a charity to support throughout the course of the year through various fundraising initiatives.

London’s Air Ambulance Charity was our charity partner for 2022/23.

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.

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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The Royal London Hospital Abseil – June 2023

11 Blick Rothenberg colleagues abseiled from the highest rooftop helipad in Europe down the side of the Royal London Hospital.

The 17th Floor helipad is home to London’s Air Ambulance Charity and the abseil was in support of the charity’s ‘Just in Time’ appeal to urgently replace their fleet which is coming to the end of its life.

Congratulations to our brave abseilers and many thanks to our friends at London’s air Ambulance charity staff and volunteers for making the day happen.

The Royal London Hospital Abseil June 2023

London's Air Ambulance Children's Summer Art Challenge – The Winners

To celebrate London’s Air Ambulance (LAA) as the Blick Rothenberg chosen charity for 2022 and 2023, the Charity Committee challenged colleagues children to draw, paint, craft or collage a piece of artwork showcasing the amazing work the the LAA do.

The winning pieces are being displayed in our reception areas, online on our website and across our social media, the artists each received a gift voucher.

Nimesh Shah talks to London's Air Ambulance

We were delighted that Cat Hughes Philanthropy & Partnerships Coordinator at London’s Air Ambulance Charity, was able to join us at our 2022 Summer Party (and “Sports Day) meet some of our team and talk to CEO Nimesh Shah about the amazing work the charity is doing to support the local community.

London Air Ambulance helicopters serve the 10 million people that live work and travel within the M25 and can get an advanced trauma team to London’s most seriously injured patients in 11 minutes.

Cat talked to Nimesh about the charity reaching a critical point to replace their two helicopters by 2024 and their ‘Against Time Appeal’ to raise the £15 million that is needed.

London’s Air Ambulance is reliant on public donations to meet its annual running costs.

London's Air Ambulance Charity

London's Air Ambulance

Come to the frontline with our crew

This is the side of London’s Air Ambulance you hope to never see. Come to the frontline with our crew and see what happened after David lay critically ill at Waterloo station.​

The video takes you behind the scenes of a mission where your donations allowed our medics to be there when David was punched in the head and his heart stopped. ​

London's Air Ambulance Charity