Money is vital to save ‘local lives’

Nrhn 290813'Donate to the Ripley and Heano News air ambulance appeal this week.
Nrhn 290813'Donate to the Ripley and Heano News air ambulance appeal this week.

Just £5,000 could save three lives - that’s according to a spokesperson for the Air Ambulance Service, who is encouraging News readers to get behind our appeal.

We launched the Ripley and Heanor News Air Ambulance Appeal in August after news that Ripley woman Liz Wardman was saved by the vital helicopter medics following a riding accident.

This week press officer for the Air Ambulance Service Sam Conway told the news just how important donations to the Derbyshire Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance are. He said: ”It’s campaigns like this that keep us saving lives. It costs £1.7 million a year to run this service, with each of our missions costing approximately £1,400 – £5,000 would enable Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance to carry out three rescue missions, with enough left over to provide essential medical equipment for our doctors and paramedics.”

“This money could ultimately save the lives of three people within the local community.”

To donate to the News campaign, send cheques o to Ripley & Heanor News Air Ambulance Campaign, The Air Ambulance Service, Hazell House, Burnthurst Lane, Princethorpe, Warwickshire, CV23 9QA. Or you can phone 08454 130999.