Charity of the Year
By Pentewan Sands on the May 22nd, 2018 in
We’re pleased to announce that we are working with Cornwall Air Ambulance as our 2018 Charity of the Year.
Pentewan Sands Holiday Park announces charity partnership with Cornwall Air Ambulance
Pentewan Sands Holiday Park is delighted to announce a charity partnership with Cornwall Air Ambulance, who fly more than 800 lifesaving missions each year throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
The five star Holiday Park on the South Coast of Cornwall aims to run a number of charity events to raise funds for the charity, including weekly charity bingo nights, face painting donations, regular raffles, lost property donations and the end of season fireworks spectacular.
Cornwall Air Ambulance flies more than 700 missions every year bringing vital emergency medical treatment in minutes to patients across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It does not receive any government support for these missions and relies on the generosity of its supporters.
Taking to the skies in 1987, Cornwall Air Ambulance was the first air ambulance in the UK. It has now completed more than 26,000 missions, saving countless lives.
Cornwall Air Ambulance is on scene on average in just 12 minutes in mainland Cornwall and less than 30 minutes on the Isles of Scilly. The paramedic aircrew provide pre-hospital critical care at the scene of the incident and can go on to fly the patient to specialist hospital units in Cornwall, Devon or Bristol and even as far as Swansea.
We rely on our supporters for the running costs of £3 million a year. Anyone could need this service at any time whether local or visitor, young or old.
For the half a million people who call Cornwall home, as well as the millions who visit the county, Cornwall Air Ambulance is a reassuring presence, and it’s all thanks to the support of people like you.
For more information about the Cornwall Air Ambulance, please visit https://cornwallairambulancetrust.org/