11 Award Winning Years 2006 - 2016
If you are involved in an accident or health emergency, it's comforting to know there is a service that can get you to hospital or get a doctor out to you in just minutes – and without running the risk of a traffic jam.
That's why APS is delighted to announce that we are now actively fundraising for Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, a rapid-response emergency service which attends four missions every single day, from road traffic collisions to house fires, fallen horse riders to industrial accidents.
The WNAA covers a geographical area that stretches the length of the M1 and across the M6 and M40. From the Warwickshire countryside to urban Milton Keynes and beyond, attending any incident that is life-threatening, where access by land is limited, or where the patient's quality of life would be affected by undue delay.
During the first five years, the service became one of the first in the UK to routinely provide consultants and doctors on board the emergency aircraft enabling medical intervention at the emergency scene. WNAA not only transports patients to the nearest hospital but routinely carries senior doctors and consultants to emergency incidents in just minutes, providing lifesaving treatment and medication at the scene and en-route to hospital.
Ed Jackson of APS (pictured) said it was most appropriate for a business specialising in performance cars to support the air ambulance. "Much of our business involves the performance car sector, and we regularly attend events where vehicles are being driven at high speed. Of course accidents can and do happen and as WNAA say, speed is vital when it comes to emergency situations. Receiving rapid and appropriate medical attention is paramount, and can mean the difference between life and death in some cases."
"The WNAA's state-of-the-art ‘Agusta ‘helicopter can be in the air in just 45 seconds from the time of an emergency call. With a top speed of 200mph it is the fastest civilian helicopter available, and can be anywhere in Warwickshire in 9 minutes and anywhere in Northamptonshire in 15 minutes. Their average response time is just six minutes."
"But providing this kind of service costs money, and each flight costs up to £1400. That's why we are initially looking to raise enough for one flight. We have set up a fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/APS-Brackley that will allow supporters to pledge donations, and we are also arranging some exciting and more challenging fundraising opportunities over the Summer months" Ed added.
Please donate today and help APS to raise £1400 for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance Service!