Today marks a very special milestone for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, as the charity celebrates its 25th birthday.
Since airlifting their very first patient in 1994, the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance has provided a life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for the local community.
To date, the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance has been called out to over 20,000 critically injured patients across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
To mark the charity’s silver anniversary, the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance hosted a celebratory event for special guests at the Fire and Rescue Training Ground in Waddington today (May 13).
The event was attended by charity ambassadors, clinical crew, trustees and former patients who have been helped by the service over the last 25 years and showcased a ‘mock mission’, where the life-saving crew demonstrated how they are able to bring the equivalent of a hospital A&E department directly to the scene of an incident.
Some 25 former patients were brought together, representing one for each year of the charity’s operation, who have been tended to since the service started flying in 1994.
As part of the celebratory event, the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance officially unveiled a design across the tail of their Ambucopter which depicts 25 pair of hands.
Throughout the rest of its 25th Anniversary year, the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance will be running a series of fundraising events and activities to help keep their Ambucopter in the sky for many more years to come.
Video by Jacob White for CityX.