In 1991, the board of the Lincolnshire Ambulance NHS Trust decided to explore the possibility of providing an air ambulance for Lincolnshire.
John Hill, a Lincolnshire Ambulance NHS Trust member who became our first Chairman, took on the challenge. His first job was to recruit a Board of Trustees and a fundraiser. Dr Alan Sagar played a key role in those early days, together with Mike Ruffle, Mike Gillon, Ian Massey and Dr Cyril Nyman.
With a Board of Trustees in place, fundraising began. Our first fundraiser, Thirza Hart, started recruiting volunteers. Judy Johnston (pictured in the centre of this photo), worked with us for 26 years. Mike Ruffle came up with the name ‘Ambucopter’ and his son, Glen, drew the logo of a helicopter within a heart which has remained our insignia ever since.