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26th April 2017
Andy Williams from ASIS International UK Chapter decided, whilst he was chairman, to support and raise money for London’s Air Ambulance. As a consequence he decided with the permission of the board of Directors to donate the profit raised from the dinner that delivered the certification certificates to its members to the charity.
The total sum of £782. 97p was raised and presented to the charity on the helipad on the top of the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel on 24 April 2017. The Charity told Professional security magazine, that it has two helicopters in use, they have ran over 36,000 missions where they have been first to the scene. It costs £2,000 per mission i.e. A staggering £8M pounds per year to run of which the majority is received through donations like this. The average flight is 2.5 minutes and its primarily to get a paramedic on site quickly, only 20% of the incidents result in a patient being brought back in the helicopter. The helicopter can get to a patient up to 8 times faster than a car can. You too can help by joining the lottery they run https://londonsairambulance.co.uk/support-us/lottery