Take off for the Air ambulance open day this Sunday at Strensham - The Evesham Observer

Take off for the Air ambulance open day this Sunday at Strensham

Evesham Editorial 18th Aug, 2023   0

THE Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Strensham airbase, at the M5 Junction 8 Northbound services will be opening its hangar doors for the return of its popular Open Day event this Sunday, August 20, 2023.

The free to attend day opens at 10am and will give the public the opportunity to learn more about the lifesaving pre-hospital emergency service’s operations.

The highly skilled critical care paramedics and pre-hospital emergency doctors on-board the charity’s three aircraft and fleet of critical care cars will be giving an insight into the lifesaving work they do in the three southern Midlands counties they cover including Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, and Worcestershire.

Visitors will have the chance to explore the charity’s aircraft with the crew, observe demonstrations of lifesaving treatment given at incident scenes undertake vital CPR training, and find out more about Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s valuable work in the local community.

Families will be kept entertained throughout the day with the charity’s helipod – a decommissioned helicopter, fairground rides, merchandise stalls, refreshments and other entertainment.

Representatives from other emergency services including fire, ambulance, police, and National Highways will also be in attendance, demonstrating their contribution to keeping local communities safe.

The charity is also asking for people to bring along donations of pre-loved goods on the day, that can then be sold on in one of its eight high street shops, two of which are in nearby Gloucester and Hereford.

Emma Wood, head of fundraising and engagement for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: “Whether you’re keen to learn more about our lifesaving work across the region and get up close and personal with one of our helicopters, or just want a good old-fashioned day out, it promises to be a great event for the whole family. The open day is free to attend but any donations raised on the day will help make future lifesaving missions possible.”

For more details visit: midlandsairambulance.com/events/strensham-airbase-open-day-2023

Learn more about Midlands Air Ambulance Charity at: midlandsairambulance.com.

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