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Lifesaving service calls for the North West to help give its new crew a Head Start

Posted on Thursday 13th July 2017

The countdown is on until the one pound coin ceases to be legal tender with just 100 days to go but the North West Air Ambulance Charity is calling for you to donate any you have left to help its heroes.

The North West Air Ambulance Charity’s crew requires specially-adapted helmets to carry out lifesaving missions across the region, which not only provides vital protection but also its in-built communication equipment enables them to get to patients as quickly as possible. The charity’s ‘Head Start’ campaign is calling on supporters to donate their old pound coins to the charity to help purchase head gear for its latest intake of paramedics.

Since 1999, the charity has flown more than 20,000 missions across the region, with its doctors and paramedic on board providing rapid treatment and hospital transfers to people in their time in need.

Andrew Duncan HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) Paramedic and Team Leader at the North West Air Ambulance Charity, said: “Soon the old pound coin will become worthless but until then, they can still be heroes! With the world of technology changing at such a fast pace, it is crucial that we stay ahead of the curve and ensure we can provide a top-quality service. The public’s support will help us invest in this vital equipment and ultimately allow us to further enhance our pre-hospital care so we can be there for tomorrow – not just today.”

If you haven’t donated yet, now’s your chance – the campaign will end on 15th September. To order the North West Air Ambulance Charity Head Start coin card today and help make a lifesaving difference, visitwww.nwaa.net/headstart<http://www.nwaa.net/headstart>.

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