Hi all, I am Lion Ravinder Manku (Nottingham West Pride Club Branch), the other half to our new DG Gurcharan (Guch) Manku, I am really looking forward to meeting many of you on my travels in the coming months.
When asked about my choice of Charity Appeal for the year, I considered several options dear to me and I have selected the fantastic Helicopter Emergency Medical Services that save lives every day in our new district.
Several years back my brother and his wife were involved in a very serious road accident, he had to be airlifted to hospital in an Air Ambulance and this helped him recover quickly from critical injuries. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to nominate the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance and also East Anglian Air Ambulance as the beneficiaries of my appeal. They work hard and save lives every day.
Since 1994 Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance have flown over 20,000 potentially life-saving missions and since its launch in 2000 East Anglian Air Ambulance have flown over 26,000 missions – providing pre-hospital critical care across our district.
Between the two of them they dispatch 6 to 8 missions every day and both services exist to save lives by delivering highly skilled doctors and critical care paramedics by air or car to seriously ill or injured people in our district. Amazingly, they transport the equivalent of an A&E department to people suffering from the most serious of illnesses and devastating injuries, providing the best possible treatment as quickly as possible.
They are not part of the NHS and are not funded by the Government. At a time when every second counts, the arrival of their iconic yellow helicopters really can mean the difference between life and death.
They are both life-saving charities that are kept airborne thanks to incredible supporters such as yourselves. I hope that you can help me raise at least £10,000 towards this great cause and help those in their hour of need – in our own back yard.
You can find out more about Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance @ https://www.ambucopter.org.uk/ and more about East Anglian Air Ambulance @ https://www.eaaa.org.uk/
Thank you, Ravinder