The Awards presents an opportunity to recognise exceptional people involved in air ambulance operations who are helping to save and improve lives, and to hear their unique stories.
Jeffers was awarded Pilot of the Year for his service to London’s Air Ambulance Charity. He has been Chief Pilot for four years, and in the past year has flown with HRH The Duke of Cambridge to launch the charity’s 30th Anniversary celebrations. Last year, he completed 14 desert marathons to raise money for London’s Air Ambulance including the infamous Marathon des Sables. “It is a privilege to be Chief Pilot with this fantastic charity and I’m thrilled to have won such a prestigious award,” said Jeffers. “The level of dedication of operations crew, volunteers and charity staff is clear to see across all air ambulance teams, and it was brilliant to see this showcased at the awards ceremony. I know we all take pride in what we do to help people on what could be the worst day of their life.”
The level of dedication of operations crew, volunteers and charity staff is clear to see across all air ambulance teams
Chalk received a Highly Commended Award from the Chairman of the Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) for his long and dedicated career with the charity. He first joined London’s Air Ambulance as an advanced trauma paramedic on secondment in 1997 and has since led on paramedic education and development, overseeing governance processes to ensure high-quality paramedic practice. Over the years, he has selected, trained and mentored hundreds of paramedics. “It is an honour to receive a Highly Commended award from the Chairman of the Association of Air Ambulances,” said Chalk. “I first joined London’s Air Ambulance on secondment in 1997 and it has been a privilege to have achieved so much with them over these years. These awards are particularly meaningful as the recognition is from peers who understand the challenges of the industry.”