Cornish Horizons raises over £9,500 for Cornwall's Air Ambulance.
Published: Friday 23rd Nov 2018
Written by: Catherine
We’re thrilled to announce that in the last year, we’ve raised over £9,500 for the county’s Air Ambulance through our initiative which asks customers at checkout to donate £2 towards our nominated charity, the Cornwall Air Ambulance.
Marketing Manager of Cornish Horizons, Harriet Wills said: “We can’t believe how quickly we’ve raised such a large sum of money. It just goes to show how important our guests feel the Air Ambulance is. Cornwall is such a large county with so many visitors particularly over summer, having the Cornwall Air Ambulance is vital.” “To see the helicopters, learn about the lifesaving equipment that’s on-board and meet the team really reminds us how much this support is needed. We’re delighted our guests recognise the importance of this service”.
The Cornwall Air Ambulance has been saving lives across the county since 1987, flying more than 700 lifesaving missions each year. The helicopter can be dispatched within 3 minutes of a 999 call being made and on average they can be at the scene of an accident or incident anywhere in Cornwall within 12 minutes. They can treat patients on-scene or take them to the hospital that best suits their needs, whether in Cornwall or at specialist hospitals out of county such as Derriford’s Trauma Unit or the Bristol Children’s Hospital, reaching these specialist centres in minutes, rather than the hours it can take by road.
Steph Preston-Evans, Fundraising Officer at Cornwall Air Ambulance says “We are hugely grateful to Cornish Horizons for their support. It’s a fantastic achievement, and we’d like to thank them for all their hard work and generosity, as well as the support from their guests. We look forward to working together in the years to come and developing our special partnership.’’
To find out more information about the partnership between Cornish Horizons and the Cornwall Air Ambulance, visit www.cornishhorizons.co.uk/about/our-chosen-charity or to donate now visit https://cornwallairambulancetrust.org/donate/