Busy period for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance. Photo: Rob Inglis
Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance. Photo: Rob Inglis

It was a busy Easter period for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance - being called upon 17 times over four days.

The Ambucopter flew 12 missions and its Rapid Response Vehicle was called out on five occasions, between Friday and Monday.

Paramedic Neil Clarke said: “Although we would much prefer that everybody stayed safe and well, our crew were on standby over the holiday period ready to react and help where needed.

“It was a very busy Easter weekend for both the Ambucopter and our Rapid Response Vehicle as we attended serious road accidents, recreational incidents and medical emergencies.”

Neil added: “There were excellent examples of inter-agency working between all three emergency services and local medical volunteers.”

The Ambucopter responds to local emergencies 365 days a year and attends on average between two and three missions a day.

Every year, the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance Charitable Trust needs to raise £1.9 million to keep the air ambulance flying.

Karen Jobling, chief executive at Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, said: “Each mission costs the charity approximately £2,100 and it is only thanks to the generous support of our local communities that our angel in the sky can keep flying and saving lives.”

To donate to Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, visit www.ambucopter.org.uk/donate or text Heli29 £5 to 70070 (this will donate £5. To change the donation, simply change the amount you write e.g. Heli29 £10). Texts are free to send on all networks and air ambulance will receive 100 per cent of your donation.