DAGENHAM, UK – Ford Transport Operations is throwing its support behind the Children’s Air Ambulance by wrapping one of its transporters in the charity’s colours.
The vehicle, which is used to transport Ford vehicles to dealerships up and down the UK, will serve as a mobile billboard for the charity which is entirely funded by donations.
Jim Wright, manager, of Transport Operations said:
“We’re very proud to support the Children’s Air Ambulance which has saved so many lives over the years. Hopefully, our Transporter will help to increase the charity’s visibility and encourage more people to make donations.”
The Children’s Air Ambulance is a national service that provides high-speed transfer of critically ill babies and children, flying them from one hospital to another for specialist care. Its clinically designed helicopters are flying intensive care units.
Jo Payne, National Partnerships Manager for the charity, said:
“We work with 11 NHS paediatric retrieval teams across the UK, enabling them to bring their specialist equipment on board to safely transfer their patients from one hospital to another. If a child is too sick to fly, then the Children’s Air Ambulance can fly a specialist team directly to them.
“All transfers of critically ill babies and children carry an inherent risk – the longer a child is out of the hospital, the greater that risk. With our ability to fly approximately four times faster than a land ambulance, we can minimise travel times and risk. We receive no funding from the government or National Lottery for our missions and rely entirely on voluntary donations to raise the £3,500 needed for every mission.”
If you would like to donate to the Children’s Air Ambulance, please click this link.
For more information about the charity, call 0300 3045 999 or visit: www.childrensairambulance.org.