Duke of Cambridge Becomes Patron of London Air Ambulance 30th Anniversary Campaign

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The Duke of Cambridge with the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) at Cambridge Airport, July, 2015.

The Duke of Cambridge becomes Patron of the London Air Ambulance 30th anniversary campaign

The Duke of Cambridge has today become Patron of the London Air Ambulance
Charity 30th Anniversary Campaign. The campaign aims to highlight the charity’s
vital work in delivering life-saving treatment across London, and raise support for the
development of new facilities.

The patronage has been announced ahead of His Royal Highness’ visit to the London
Air Ambulance at The Royal London Hospital later this morning. The visit will see
The Duke meet with clinicians, paramedics, pilots and crewmembers, to learn more
about the challenges of working as a first responder in the capital.

Through his work as an air ambulance pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance,
His Royal Highness has seen first-hand the impact these first responders have upon the
lives of patients with critical injuries. As Patron of the 30th Anniversary Campaign,
The Duke will champion those working on the frontline, and highlight the importance
of the London Air Ambulance’s rapid response to incidents, and cutting-edge medical
care.

Jonathan Jenkins, CEO of London’s Air Ambulance Charity, said: “We are delighted
that The Duke of Cambridge has accepted the role of Patron of the London’s Air
Ambulance 30th Anniversary Campaign. Through his support, we aim to raise
awareness of the life-saving work carried out by us and by air ambulances across the
UK. Our crew face significant challenges when delivering our rapid response and
cutting-edge medical treatments in London. Through funds raised in our 30th year, we
plan to improve our facilities to ensure we can respond even faster, enhance our training
and ensure our crews have the facilities they need for their mental health and
wellbeing.”

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