Christopher Bush, new national president for Round Table Great Britain and Ireland, has announced his support for Air Ambulances UK (AAUK) as his presidential charity for the year. With over 300 clubs throughout the UK and Ireland, Round Table is committed to making a significant impact by raising funds and providing direct support to local Air Ambulance charities.
AAUK is the national charity supporting the lifesaving work of the UK’s air ambulance charities, enabling them to save even more lives every day. Air ambulance crews bring the Emergency Department to patients who have suffered a life threatening or life changing trauma or medical emergency; providing advanced critical care to save lives.
Simmy Akhtar, AAUK CEO, said “We are honoured and very thankful to Round Table Great Britain and Ireland to be chosen as the charity of the year. Air ambulance charities are collectively dispatched to over 102 lifesaving missions each day across the UK, delivering advanced pre-hospital care to people with a sudden life-threatening injury or illness, saving lives and improving patient outcomes. Each lifesaving mission by air costs on average £3,962 and are funded almost entirely by donations. We look forward to working with Christopher Bush and Round Table Great Britain and Ireland. We are thankful that with their support we will help air ambulance charities to save even more lives and improve patient outcomes.”
Christopher Bush, National President of Round Table Great Britain, and Ireland, said “Air Ambulances UK is an exceptional organisation that plays a vital role in our communities, their dedication to saving lives and providing immediate medical assistance is nothing short of inspiring. I am honoured to support them as my presidential charity for this year.”
With its extensive network of clubs, Round Table will leverage its collective strength to raise awareness and funds for Air Ambulances UK on both a national and local scale. Through various initiatives and events, Round Table members will actively engage in fundraising activities and drive efforts to support the exceptional work of local Air Ambulance charities.
“As a national organisation with a strong presence in communities across the UK and Ireland, Round Table is uniquely positioned to make a significant impact,” added Christopher Bush.
By joining forces with Air Ambulances UK, Round Table aims to shine a spotlight on the invaluable contributions made by air ambulances and the need for their continued support. Christopher Bush and Round Table members nationwide will work tirelessly to champion the incredible work of Air Ambulances UK and ensure that their lifesaving services continue to thrive.