Turning Wiltshire yellow and green for Air Ambulance week

Turning Wiltshire yellow and green for Air Ambulance week

Published by Jack Deery at 7:14am 11th September 2019.

The charity are encouraging people to show even more support over this week.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is asking people, community groups, schools, colleges and businesses to do something fun from the 9th-15th September by incorporating the colours yellow and green.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance
Air Ambulance Week runs from 9th to 15th September

Adam Baker, Communications Manager, spoke to Spire FM:

INCREASE IN DEMAND

In 2018 the demand for the skills of Wiltshire Air Ambulance's critical care team resulted in an increase in missions of 26%, to 1,103.

The first seven months of this year have been even busier for the team, who have been called to 719 incidents, of which the largest number were for cardiac emergencies followed by road traffic collisions

Other incidents included falls, strokes and sporting accidents.

It costs £3.75 million a year to keep the Air Ambulance operational, that's just over £10,000 per day.

They have been trying to save lives for more than 29 years and runs up to 19 hours on every day of the year.

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