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Air Ambulances UK (AAUK) is the national charity supporting the lifesaving work of the UK’s air ambulance charities, enabling them to save even more lives every day.
Air ambulance crews bring the Emergency Department to patients who have suffered a life threatening or life changing trauma or medical emergency; providing advanced critical care to save lives.
On average an air ambulance can reach someone in urgent need within 15 minutes. Anyone, anywhere in the UK can become a patient at any time. Air ambulance charities are collectively dispatched to over 100 lifesaving missions each day across the UK; each mission is funded almost entirely by the generosity of local communities.
The County Air Ambulance Trust is an independent air ambulance charity founded in 1993.
They launched the Helicopter Emergency Landing Pads (HELP) Appeal in 2009. It was borne out of recognition that the biggest single deficiency in the helicopter emergency medical services network was the lack of suitable and available helipads at our Major Trauma and key A&E hospitals:
In an emergency, when time is of the essence, every second is vital in getting patients to the lifesaving treatment they require. Helipads are vital in saving valuable minutes for critical patients in major trauma situations. For many patients, a helipad could represent the difference between life and death. We are the only charity raising funds for these vital emergency helicopter landing pads and are committed to supporting a number of helipad projects across the country.
We are an independent charity, funded by and for the people of Devon, to provide Helicopter Emergency Medical Services and critical transfers.
Lifelines on Call was formed to make your donations go further – to save, support and rescue those in distress. Every day the The Fire Fighters Charity, Samaritans and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) make a difference to someone's life. They are always there, on call 24 hours a day.
Every year, thousands of fire fighters are injured whilst protecting the public. Every 30 seconds in the UK, fire fighters are called to an incident, putting their lives on the line, and often sustaining physical injuries whilst carrying out their duties.
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair. By working together with the shared desire to help people experiencing emotional distress, our 17,000 volunteers make sure that our 202 branches are well-organised and supportive places to spend time.
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea around the UK and ROI.
Our volunteer crews give up their time and comfort to carry out rescues in difficult and often dangerous conditions. Last year RNLI lifeboats rescued 21 people a day on average. RNLI lifeguards assisted almost 10,000 people last year.
London's Air Ambulance is the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London. The service provides pre-hospital medical care at the scene of the incident within minutes of injury and serves the 10 million people who live, work and travel within the M25. The team, which at all times includes an advanced trauma doctor and paramedic, perform advanced medical interventions, normally only found in the hospital emergency department, in time critical, life threatening situations. Missions commonly involve serious road traffic collisions, falls from height, industrial accidents, assaults and injuries on the rail network.
London's Air Ambulance was founded in 1989, the service operates 24/7, with the helicopter running in daylight hours and rapid response cars taking over at night and in adverse weather conditions. We treat an average of 5 critically injured patients every 24 hours. We need your help, we hope you never need ours.
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea, they provide on call a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, and a seasonal lifeguard service. With their lifeboats, lifeguards, safety advice and flood rescue, we are committed to saving lives.
At the RNLI, we are committed to using robust evidence to support all of our lifesaving activity.
We use this evidence in a number of ways: from using cutting-edge science to engineer and design our boats to applying innovative social research methods to ensure that we understand our supporters. The diversity of the RNLIs research, insight and analysis reflects the wide range of work we undertake to save lives at sea.
RNLI researchers and analysts produce in-house analysis, as well as working with experts from academia and the private sector.
In addition they work internationaly to provide communities with knowledge, equipment and skills to reduce the number of water related deaths.
St John Ambulance is the nations leading first aid charity.
Every year, more than 400,000 people learn how to save a life through our training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people.
Our volunteers provide first aid in their communities, keeping people safe at events, and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. We are also always campaigning to raise awareness of first aid and directly educate the public.