Air Ambulance service marks its 25,000th mission

The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire air ambulance celebrated its 25,000th mission earlier this week

Wednesday, 8th June 2016, 11:22 am
Updated Thursday, 9th June 2016, 10:54 am
Left to right: Mandy Dahlgren (patient), Charlotte Jolliffe (fundraising co-ordinator) and Simon Hough (retail assistant manager.)

The news was revealed during national volunteers week, which honours people who give up their free time to help others.

Former patient Mandy Dahlgren joined in the celebrations (pictured above), as those involved with the charity marked the milestone occasion.

Since its first flight in 2003, the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire air ambulance has touched the lives of families all over the county, helping to fly thousands of people to hospital.

And as part of the 25,000 missions celebrations, they have organised a number of summer reunion events across the area for former patients, with the chance to see the helicopter and meet the crew.

If you are a former patient and would like to attend, you can sign up at or call 08454 130999.

Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and its sister service the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance receive no government funding and rely entirely on public donations to keep their services in the sky and on the road.

If you are interested in helping to support the air ambulance by giving up some free time, fundraising or donating, contact [email protected] or call 08454 130999.