Air Ambulance UK, January 07, 2020 - The Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) trade membership body and national charity, Air Ambulances UK, are proud to announce a successful merger, taking effect from 1st January 2020.
The new single nationwide organisation will support the UK’s air ambulance sector and will provide a national voice and platform on behalf of the air ambulance community.
The organisation will retain the charitable status and name of Air Ambulances UK.
The merger follows a joint review of governance and effectiveness with extensive stakeholder consultation across the two organisations looking at key areas of work, including: Government policy and lobbying, operational and clinical development, national fundraising partnerships, engagement and commercial investment.
Supporting, representing and advocating the work of the UK’s 21 air ambulance charities and the wider air ambulance community, over the coming months the organisation will appoint a new Chair and CEO to drive forward its plans for with innovation, energy and momentum.
Liz Campbell, Air Ambulances UK Interim Chair, said: “This is an exciting time for the UK’s air ambulance sector, as we look forward to a new era delivering greater benefits and impact with the overall mission of saving more lives together in 2020 and beyond.”
Membership options and opportunities
Membership options include powerful opportunities to become involved in clinical, operational and policy research and development programmes, good practice and knowledge sharing forums and committees, Government lobbying on key issues affecting the sector, commercial investment and chance to also benefit from national PR activities, campaigns and events.
The wide range of national Fundraising Partnership opportunities enable nationwide businesses and organisations to benefit from enhanced brand exposure, increased PR opportunities, improved CSR and employee motivation and engagement, as well as providing a powerful way to connect with existing customers and wider audiences.
Members and Partners play a pivotal role in helping air ambulance charities to save lives on a daily basis across the UK and remain at the forefront of innovation in trauma care, working alongside the wider air ambulance community, helping to reduce loss of life in people with life-threatening injuries or a medical emergency.