AAUK air ambulance charity members can now apply to AAUK’s Jude Morris Innovation and Development Fund for projects up to £10,000 that contribute to saving even more lives, improving patient outcomes and improving service provision through innovative clinical and operational developments.

Jude Morris was a talented youth motocross rider who lost his life whilst competing in the British Youth Championship in Duns, Scotland. Jude was a leading youth rider in the UK and his passion and dedication for the sport coupled with his eagerness to help others was admired by the MX community.

The Fund has been made possible thanks to the support of the Jude Morris Racing Foundation. To celebrate Jude’s life the Morris family set up a fundraising appeal in aid of Air Ambulances UK.  Jude’s family wanted to create a fund in his name that could save lives and The Jude Morris Racing Foundation has since been established with 20p in every £1 raised being donated to Air Ambulances UK for the Fund. Air Ambulances UK wants to ensure the money raised in Jude’s memory will create a legacy in the air ambulance sector.

Jude’s father, Mark Morris, said: “This is a really proud day for us as family and Jude’s Foundation; creating a fund in his name that could save lives is something we are very proud of.”

Simmy Akhtar, Air Ambulances UK CEO said “We are extremely proud to launch the Jude Morris Innovation and Development Fund to celebrate and honour the life of Jude Morris, creating a lasting legacy in his memory. This fund will allow air ambulance charities to develop and innovate, helping to save even more lives across the UK and we look forward to welcoming applications from our air ambulance charity members. Our thanks go to the Jude Morris Racing Foundation, for their ongoing commitment and support for the air ambulance sector, we are incredibly grateful to the Morris Family for choosing to support us to celebrate Jude’s life.”

Applications for the fund are invited within the following areas:

  • Emerging technology for PHEM.
  • Research which demonstrates an aim to improve patient care.
  • Training to develop, support and enable new PHEM interventions for air ambulance crews.
  • Any other innovative developments to support air ambulances to deliver safe and high quality patient care.

How to apply?

Applications will be considered by the AAUK Board at the next scheduled Board meeting.

To find out more about the Jude Morris Racing Foundation visit: