Celebrating 25 years of saving lives
In 2019, we celebrated our incredible Air Ambulance service and the lives of thousands of patients we have helped over the last 25 years. Thousands of families still have their loved ones today, with thanks to the expertise of our amazing crew on board our Ambucopter.
To mark 25 years of ensuring patients are in the safe hands of our crew, we incorporated a new and exciting tail decal on our helicopter (shown above). This decal depicts 25 large pairs of hands – each reflecting on the story of one of our incredible former patients who have been in the safe hands of our crew, alongside businesses who supported us during our 25th year of service.
Our Patients & Sponsors
Hover over the hands on our interactive illustration of our 25th year tail decal to find out more about our incredible sponsors and patient stories.
Bio: Total Lindsey Oil Refinery is a world class supplier of high quality fuels. It is 100% owned by Total who have a long presence and expertise in the UK with activities that span the entire energy chain from the exploration and production of crude oil gas, energy trading, retailing and refining to the the manufacture and marketing of petrochemicals.
Safety is our core value and is the cornerstone of our operational excellence. Safe systems of work are integrated into all our processes to ensure everyone goes home safe.
At Total Lindsey Oil Refinery we are committed to working with our local communities and corporate social responsibility (CSR) is at the heart of our activities.
We are proud to support the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.
Patient Story: Keen mountain biker Simon was enjoying a day out riding with his son Euan when the unthinkable happened.
After taking a slight jump, Simon flew off his bike and hit the floor with an almighty crash, leading to a number of traumatic injuries. Due to the severity of his injuries and the location of his accident, the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance was dispatched to the scene.
Once stabilized, Simon was airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary in just 6 minutes – a journey that could take up to an hour by land. Simon remained in intensive care for 3 days, but went on to make an amazing recovery.
You can read about Simon's full story here.
Bio: Evenbrook is one of the leading investors and operators in the UK private residential sector. We have over 25 years of experience in providing value-for-money quality properties for rent. The Company has 600 private rental properties and a 660 bed student campus in Birmingham. Evenbrook is proud to support the LNAA in its 25th Anniversary Year.
Patient Story: No one ever expects to be in an accident which requires assistance from the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, but for Alice Hadley, this is exactly what happened to three members of her family in the space of just four months.
On three separate occasions, our Ambucopter was called out to assist Alice's partner, grandmother and uncle in a real twist of tragic events. Now, Alice is doing all she can to help give back to our Charity.
You can read Alice's full story here.
Sponsor: Wren Kitchens
Bio: Home to the most comprehensive kitchen collection in the county, since 2009 Wren Kitchens has grown to become the UK's number one kitchen retailer and the country's number one retail place to work.
Wren is unique as its kitchens are made in their own Yorkshire and Lincolnshire factories then delivered in their own fleet of 180 lorries. It's passionate about making dream kitchens as it's what they've done since the family behind it were involved with Hygena in the 1970s.
Wren is going from strength-to-strength further expanding its offering to customers to make that dream kitchen reality with over 10 million combinations!
Patient Story: In March 2017, Emma was out horse riding through some woods when she attempted to jump over a fence. Emma's horse lost balance and fell directly on top of her, with the sheer force of the impact causing Emma's pelvis to break in four places, as well as completely shattering her shoulder.
Due to the location of the incident and severity of Emma's injuries, the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance was dispatched directly to the scene. Our crew carried out a number of interventions to stabalise Emma's condition before airlifting her to Queens Medical Centre in a matter of minutes.
It took 4 long months before Emma could walk again. And just 13 months after her accident, Emma decided to take on a huge challenge completing the London Marathon in aid of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.
You can read Emma's full story here.
Sponsor: Chevron Traffic Management Ltd
Bio: Chevron are a Workzone Safety Company, specialising in the provision of temporary traffic management throughout the UK.
AT CHEVRON THE SAFETY OF OUR WORKFORCE AND THE TRAVELLING PUBLIC IS PRIORITY.
We take our responsibility very seriously and are constantly introducing innovative changes to respond to the challenges that we face in running a safety critical business as well as the challenges we face as an industry.
Chevron are proud to support the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.
Patient Story: The rapid response of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance helped save the life of Michael Worth after his arm was severely severed by a chainsaw.
Michael was trimming a tree in his back garden when he lost his balance and slipped. His inner arm caught the tip of the chainsaw blade, cutting straight through his main artery and two main nerves.
The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance arrived at the scene, stabilised Michael and then air lifted him to Nottingham's Queens Medical Centre in just 15 minutes. Once arriving at A&E, Michael faced life-saving surgery in a bid to save his right arm.
You can read Michael's full story here.
Sponsor: Brewin Dolphin
Bio: Brewin Dolphin has been helping people to meet their financial goals and fulfil their aspirations for over 250 years. Founded in 1762 we are one of the UK's largest wealth managers offering personalised financial planning and investment management advice to individuals, charities, trusts, institutions and financial intermediaries.
With 30 offices across the UK, Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland, whatever your plans for life we can help you achieve them.
Patient Story: It was a day like any other when Ian Barrett decided to ride his motorbike on the A52. But that day, in April 2015, took an unexpected turn when his bike collided with two cars.
He had suffered traumatic injuries in the collision but unknown to him at the time, the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance had been dispatched to the scene and would be there in less than 20 minutes.
Ian has thanked the Lincs & Notts Ambulance for their help on the day as without them, he is not sure if he would have survived at all.
You can read Ian's full story here.
Sponsor: Second Element
Bio: We specialise in legionella control for water systems, helping our customers ensure their water is safe and legally compliant; we are experts in British Standards and legislation.
Trusted at the highest level, we deliver services to government buildings, the largest employers in the region, hospitals, schools and 12 Local Authorities across the midlands.
We guarantee quality by deploying our team of directly employed water management specialists, that include risk assessors, inspection technicians, disinfection specialists, engineers, gas safe and water authority approved plumbers.
We maintain accreditation and registration to the highest level, including ISO9001, ISO14001, Gas Safe, Water Safe, and the Legionella Control Association.
Patient Story: On 5th November 2012, Nigel went for a bike ride that that would change his life completely.
As he neared a junction at the bottom of a hill, Nigel was involved in a horrific collision with an oncoming car. He suffered a broken neck, seven broken ribs, a punctured lung, as well as damage to his right arm, leg, shoulder, pelvis, hand and elbow.
Although Nigel cannot recall the arrival of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, he is 'eternally grateful' for their intervention on that horrific day.
You can read Nigel's full story here.
Bio: Rix is a fifth generation family-owned, independent fuel distributor, and delivers to homes and businesses throughout the UK.
With a strong presence in the Lincolnshire and Notts areas, Rix provides locally based services via its sales and customer service staff. Its friendly fuel advice is based on extensive product knowledge and through building long-term relationships.
Rix cares about its local communities, it is therefore proud to be a new supporter of the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance.
Patient Story: Keen mountain biker Sarah suffered a traumatic brain injury after being catapulted over her handlebars and falling 30 feet onto her head in a disused quarry.
She was unconscious, bleeding and hardly breathing. Due to her deteriorating condition and the fact the quarry was inaccessible by land, the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance was dispatched.
The helicopter was able to fly Sarah to Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham in just 3 minutes. Due to her injuries she had to stay in hospital for over 4 weeks, but Sarah went on to make an amazing recovery.
You can read Sarah's full story here.
Sponsor: In Memory of Margaret E Sail
Bio: Margaret E Sail has supported many good causes throughout her life, and the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is a charity that has been very close to her heart.
When Margaret sadly passed away on 10th May 2019 aged 87, lifelong friends Vic Rawding and Sue Hodder wanted to do something special in memory of a very generous lady.
As the executors of Margaret's estate, Vic and Sue decided upon the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance to be a major beneficiary, with Margaret's name placed on our iconic Ambucopter tail to commemorate this wonderful contribution.
Everyone at the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is immensely grateful for this most generous gift, which will help to ensure our helicopter and crew save many more lives across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
Sponsor: Northrop Grumman
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Help us make sure our next patient is in safe hands
As we celebrate our 25th Anniversary, you can help us to make sure that the patients who need us are in the safe hands of our amazing crew for the next 25 years. Your support is vital to us. Without ongoing public donations, our Charity would simply not be able to operate.
Everyone can give a helping hand to support our local Air Ambulance. You can take part in a fundraising event, donate items to one of our Charity shops or donate your valuable time as a volunteer, or you can donate to help keep us flying.
You can easily make a one-off or a regular donation to support the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and help keep us flying & saving lives 365 days of the year.Donate
Our Patient Stories
On a Sunday afternoon last September, four-year old Ella was travelling home from her birthday party when a lorry went
The second thing actor Alasdair Baker remembers about his accident is being put into a helicopter and seeing the estate