Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust
Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust is the charity that fundraises to operate the helicopter emergency medical service for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Every year our helicopter responds to around 700 emergency calls for help and is on-scene at an incident in an average of just 12 minutes. The helicopter can reach patients in any part of Cornwall, significantly reducing the time taken to get seriously ill patients the treatment they need – in hospital or on-scene. The helicopter also provides a vital link between the Cornish peninsula and specialist treatment centres across the South of England and Wales. It costs £3m per year to operate this service, and with no National Lottery or direct government funding is reliant entirely on the support of the people and businesses of Cornwall. The Cornwall Air Ambulance was the first in the UK and will celebrate its 30th aniversary in 2017.