This total translates to 275 potentially life-saving missions, helping London’s Air Ambulance to continue to provide on-scene emergency care to the 10 million people who live, work and travel in the capital. It costs around £10 million each year to deliver the service.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge attended the event in his capacity as Patron of the Charity’s 30th Anniversary campaign, 30 Years Saving Lives. The Duke met with medical and operational crew, former patients and supporters of the charity, and delivered a moving speech in support of the charity’s life-saving work.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge said: “I was delighted to become your Patron for the campaign this year to shine a light on the incredible work that the charity undertakes on a daily basis and to help champion positive mental health and wellbeing in the emergency services. Having served as an air ambulance pilot myself, I am in no doubt about the crucial life-line that air ambulances provide all over the U.K. I wish you all the best as you build on this year’s successes and continue providing crucial life-saving support to Londoners for many years to come.”
Jonathan Jenkins, CEO of London’s Air Ambulance Charity said: “As our 30th Anniversary year draws to a close we can’t thank the Duke enough for his heartfelt support for our Charity, and it was wonderful to hear him deliver such a moving speech at our Gala dinner. We are delighted that so many supporters donated so generously to our charity, making it our most successful Gala to date. All the funds raised will help us be there for London for the next 30 years, every second of every day.
We are also very grateful to our sponsors Maddox Gallery, Citco and the Phoenix Group; to each of the table hosts, and to our auctioneer Lord Jeffery Archer for helping us raise so much on the night.”