Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is pleased to announce that its appeal for funds to purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has been hugely successful, with the target of £50,000 exceeded in just four weeks. To date it has raised just under £60,000.
EHAAT Clinical Director Stuart Elms said: “Our crews are going the extra mile at the moment to care for the most seriously sick and injured around the clock, and they really appreciate the way the people of Essex and Hertfordshire have stepped forward to support them and keep them safe during this difficult time.
“The response to the appeal has been amazing. Due to the current government restrictions our communities have not been able to support us in the usual way by attending events, visiting our shops or taking part in some of our fundraising initiatives, but they have really got behind this appeal.”
The money raised by the appeal will help EHAAT cover the cost of providing PPE for its critical care teams for six months.
EHAAT crews are continuing to attend road traffic accidents, cardiac arrests and medical emergencies across Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas. The charity is making sure they are as safe as they can be while they are working, and having appropriate PPE is a vital part of that.
Visit https://youtu.be/3uoJXmAeX3c to view a video of EHAAT Critical Care Paramedic and Patient Liaison Manager Tony Stone thanking donors on behalf of the crew.
For more information about ways of supporting the charity, visit ehaat.org, call 0345 2417 690 or follow the charity on social media.