Thames Valley Air Ambulance is thanking business and individuals for the overwhelming response to our Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appeal.
In total we received over 130 PPE donation offers. With it highly likely that our doctor and paramedic crew will need access to this PPE for the foreseeable future, we really cannot thank enough all those who were able to offer donations.
We are now fairly sure that the donations we have received will be enough to enable our crew to do their jobs right the way through the Coronavirus outbreak.
Individuals and companies from across our community and from many different sectors kindly offered donations, including those in construction, pharmaceutical, agricultural and education.
Businesses also responded very innovatively, with distilleries and even honey producers turning their hand towards making sanitiser for our crew and other frontline health and care workers.
We also received many lovely messages of support for our crew alongside donations of PPE. We are so grateful for these. They have done a huge amount to lift our spirits in these difficult times.
These donations have made it possible for our paramedics and doctors to continue to provide our pre-hospital critical care service, for those who are most seriously ill and injured, in these unprecedented circumstances.
We were called out to nearly a hundred incidents across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire in April alone. Patients would have gone without the support of our highly specialised paramedics and doctors had we not received these crucial pieces of equipment.
This PPE does not just mean that our crew are better protected, it also reduces the risks of transmission of the virus to the patients we are treating, as well as the families of crew, who they return home to after each shift.
Our crew has also been able to redeploy into hospitals, to work alongside our NHS colleagues, and to do so without adding additional pressure on the official PPE supplies.
The generosity and kindness that has been demonstrated has been truly awe-inspiring. Thank you once again.
We first took to the skies 21 years ago. Now, over two decades and 24,000 call-outs later, we dedicate this special anniversary to our patients and their families – each of whom are at the heart of our story as a charity.
We are incredibly proud to have served you, our wonderful community, for the last two decades. In turn, we can’t begin to express our gratitude for your support and generous donations which have made our service possible. Simply put, none of this would be possible without you.
Find out more about our 21st anniversary; from reading the inspirational stories of our patients, to viewing our launch event film with our Royal Patron The Countess of Wessex. There’s also lots of ways you, your family and friends can get involved in the celebrations.
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