National Express Group, a leading bus, coach and rail transport provider, is delighted to have launched a £25,000 annual sponsorship of London’s Air Ambulance. Commenting on the sponsorship, Charity Director, David Oakley said: “London’s Air Ambulance relies heavily upon corporate support and donations from the public to ensure the continued provision of this life-saving service. We are delighted to be working in partnership with National Express Group and are extremely grateful for the significant contribution they are making.”
Anthony Vigor, Director of Policy and External Affairs for National Express Group said “We are delighted to be able to sponsor London’s Air Ambulance. One of National Express’ core values is to be active within the communities we serve. London is the most popular destination for our customers and it is a pleasure to work with a charity that provides such a crucial service within the capital.”
National Express Group operates high frequency coach services linking around 1,000 destinations across the country. London is the number one destination for coach customers, with just under 3.5 million passengers in 2011 along with 35 million passenger journeys on the c2c rail line which runs between London, Tilbury and Shoeburyness.
London’s Air Ambulance is a registered charity which runs London’s helicopter emergency medical service, providing pre-hospital care to victims of serious injury - serving the 10 million people who live, work and commute within the M25. The service is unique in that it operates 24/7, with the helicopter running in daylight hours and rapid response cars taking over at night. The Team, which at all times includes a Senior Trauma Doctor and a specially trained Paramedic, carry out procedures at the roadside which are normally only found in a hospital A&E department.