Autumn Budget Sees Air Ambulance Charities Receive Further Support From Banking Fines
The Association of Air Ambulances (AAA), which represents the majority of Air Ambulance operations in the UK, has welcomed today’s announcement from UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP which sees an allocation of £10.8 million for the air ambulance community from the LIBOR (Bank Fines) Fund.
A total of 11 air ambulance charities are set to benefit from around £1 million and include: Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust, Devon Air Ambulance Trust, Great North Air Ambulance Service Charity, Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance Trust, Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, MAGPAS Air Ambulance Charity, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, The Air Ambulance Service, Wales Air Ambulance Charity and Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
This once again shows support for those who demonstrate the best values of British society from fines of those who demonstrated the worst.
Clive Dickin, AAA National Director said:
“We are delighted with the Chancellor’s announcement today and thank him for giving 11 air ambulance charities significant support. These sums of money will absolutely enhance life-saving pre-hospital emergency care across the UK.”
Issued: 23 November 2016