Winner of Celebrity MasterChef 2022, Lisa Snowdon, has joined Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) as a Celebrity Ambassador.
The move came as a result of the mass catering episode, which aired on Tuesday 6th September, when Lisa, along with the other celebrities, got a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the work carried out by the charity. Taking place at EHAAT’s state-of-the-art airbase at North Weald, the eight semi-finalists cooked lunch for 70 guests including medics from EHAAT and the College of Paramedics, pilots, and charity support staff, designing and creating four dishes in just three hours.
Lisa is a local girl. She grew up in Welwyn Garden City, but now lives in Essex and said: “I am so excited I’m going to be working with the team at EHAAT. On the Celebrity MasterChef mass catering day, Jane, the charity’s CEO invited me to be an ambassador. Nothing would make me prouder to be involved to help the team continue to raise money for the life-saving work that this amazing service provides. Myself and my fellow semi-finalists were so moved to be able to cook for them, and to meet them as well. These guys are real-life heroes and incredible people.”
EHAAT’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) teams consists of a Pilot, Co-Pilot, Pre-Hospital Care Doctor and a Critical Care Paramedic. These critical care teams can be rushed to the scene of an incident, with life-saving support equipment to deliver advanced clinical care that is normally only found in the hospital emergency department. Once stabilised, the patient will be conveyed by air or land to the most appropriate hospital for their needs. In 2021, EHAAT attended 2,545 missions.
Lisa joins the well know actor, Ray Winstone, who lives in Hertfordshire and has been a celebrity ambassador for EHAAT since 2014. Over the coming months, Lisa will be working alongside EHAAT’s CEO, Jane Gurney, and the fundraising team, to develop opportunities where jointly, the work of this life-saving charity can be highlighted.
Jane said: “We are so looking forward to having Lisa onboard. Our committed, highly skilled, critical care teams remain dedicated and ready to help when someone is having the worst day of their life. We receive limited direct funding from the Government and none from the National Lottery, and with each mission costing on average around £2,200, we rely heavily on the generosity and goodwill of the local communities of Essex and Hertfordshire. We appreciate Lisa’s time is incredibly valuable, so we are so excited she will be joining the EHAAT family; there is no doubt that her support will increase the awareness of the important life-saving work that we do within our local communities. Personally, I can’t wait to start planning how Lisa will support some of the charity’s key events and initiatives.”