Sunday, 19 May 2024
Sunday, 19 May 2024

Air Ambulances UK & ACU Announce National Partnership

AIR Ambulances UK, the national charity supporting the life-saving work of Air Ambulance charities across the UK, has announced a strategic partnership with the Auto-Cycle Union (ACU), the governing body for motorcycle sport in the British Isles.

This exciting collaboration between Air Ambulances UK and ACU will see the two organisations working together to raise awareness and funds for the vital services provided by Air Ambulance charities nationwide. With a shared commitment to promoting safety and supporting those in need, this partnership aims to make a tangible difference in communities across the UK.

The Auto-Cycle Union (ACU) has a long-standing history of promoting motorcycle sport, ranging from grassroots level to international competitions. With a membership base of over 25,000 riders and officials, the ACU plays a central role in regulating and organising motorcycle events, ensuring safety standards are upheld at all times.

Commenting on the partnership, Simmy Akhtar, Air Ambulances UK CEO said:

“We are thrilled to be joining forces with the Auto-Cycle Union to further support the vital work of Air Ambulance charities across the UK. Together, we will further raise awareness of the life-saving services provided by air ambulances within the motorcycle community. This collaboration supports our commitment to the motorcycle and motocross community.”

ACU Secretary General, Matthew Edwards-Wear said:

“Partnering with Air Ambulances UK is a great opportunity for the ACU to give something back to a wonderful charity. Air Ambulance services have been utilised at many of our events to support riders in their time of need. The work that Air Ambulances UK and the UK’s Air Ambulance charities do is amazing, and we are going to be offering an opportunity for our riders to be able to donate to the charity as part of their licence renewal each year.

“There will be opportunities for Air Ambulances UK and Air Ambulance charities to attend some of our key ACU events and Championships to do collections around the tracks and circuits. Today is a great honour for us to formalise this partnership and support the amazing work that the Air Ambulance charities do to keep us all safe in our desperate times of need.”

Throughout the partnership, Air Ambulances UK and the Auto-Cycle Union will collaborate on a range of initiatives, including safety campaigns and awareness-raising activities. By harnessing the passion and enthusiasm of motorcycle enthusiasts across the UK, the two organisations aim to make a real difference in supporting the provision of life-saving care to those in need.

For more information about Air Ambulances UK and the Auto-Cycle Union, please visit: www.airambulancesuk.org and www.acu.org.uk respectively.

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