Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance flies 14,000th missionBy Hugh Fort
January 23, 2013
Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance has flown its 14,000th mission to help a fallen horserider on the Lambourn Gallops near Newbury.
Sarah Williamson, Head of Fundraising for the Trust said: “Because of the rural location, Air Ambulance BOB received the ‘shout’ to Lambourn Gallops to assist a rider who had sustained serious injuries.
"Arriving on scene within minutes of receiving the call, our paramedics were able to give emergency medical intervention on the ground and convey the rider to hospital, highlighting the need for our vital emergency Air Ambulance service”.
The charity now is able to provide on-board doctors for its choppers, as well as having only one of two helicopters equipped to carry blood.
Sarah added: "“We don’t know who our patients are, because of patient confidentiality and would like to hear from anyone, including horse riders, who may have used our service in the past to enable us to share their story with our supporters “.
To support the charity visit www.supportbob.co.uk.