Easter was a busy period for the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance

The Lincs and Notts Ambucopter
The Lincs and Notts Ambucopter

It was a busy Easter period for the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance as the local community-funded service was called upon 17 times.

The Ambucopter flew 12 missions and its Rapid Response Vehicle was called out on five occasions, between Friday, March 25, and Monday, March 28.

Paramedic Neil Clarke said: “Although we would much prefer that everybody stayed safe and well, our crew were on standby over the holiday period ready to react and help where needed.

“It was a very busy Easter weekend for both the Ambucopter and our Rapid Response Vehicle as we attended serious road accidents, recreational incidents and medical emergencies.

“There were excellent examples of inter-agency working between all three emergency services and local medical volunteers.”

Karen Jobling, Chief Executive at Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance (LNAA), said: “Each mission costs the charity approximately £2,100 and it is only thanks to the generous support of our local communities that our angel in the sky can keep flying and saving lives.”

The Ambucopter responds to local emergencies 365 days a year and attends on average between two and three missions a day.

Every year, the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance Charitable Trust needs to raise £1.9million to keep the air ambulance flying.

To donate go to www.ambucopter.org.uk/donate or text Heli29 £5 to 70070 or you van change the donation by altering the amount you write.

Texts are free to send on all networks and LNAA will receive 100 per cent of your donation.

For more information visit www. ambucopter.org.uk, follow @LNAACT on Twitter or find them on w Facebook at www.facebook.com/ambucopter.