Air Ambulances UK is thrilled to announce the appointment of Derek Redmond, one of Britain’s most iconic athletes, as an Ambassador. Derek’s remarkable career and inspirational journey make him a powerful advocate for raising awareness and supporting the vital work of air ambulance charities across the United Kingdom.


Derek Redmond, a World and European relay champion, is renowned for breaking the British 400m record and being a key member of the relay squad that secured gold at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo. His dedication and determination were on full display at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, where he finished the 400m semi-final despite tearing his hamstring, creating one of the most inspirational moments in Olympic history.


Expressing his excitement about the role, Derek Redmond said, “I am truly honoured to join Air Ambulances UK as an Ambassador. The life-saving efforts of air ambulance charities resonate with me on a profound level, and I am eager to contribute to their crucial mission of saving lives across the UK.”


In his role as Ambassador, Derek Redmond will actively engage in campaigns and initiatives aimed at highlighting the indispensable role of air ambulance charities. His involvement will focus on driving public awareness and championing the incredible work carried out by air ambulance teams, emphasising their vital role in providing critical pre-hospital care and emergency medical services.


Simmy Akhtar, CEO of Air Ambulances UK said: “We are privileged to have Derek Redmond as an Ambassador for Air Ambulances UK. His resilience, determination, and inspirational journey align with our vision. Derek’s involvement will undoubtedly strengthen our efforts to support air ambulance charities, save lives, and improve patient outcomes.”


Air Ambulances UK looks forward to the positive impact that Derek Redmond will bring and extends gratitude for his support in helping air ambulance charities save even more lives and improve patient outcomes across the UK.


Derek Redmond Presenting