Human Aid UK raised £5,000 for London’s Air Ambulance.

On the 24th March 2015, Human Aid UK visited The Royal London Hospital to make an award of £5000 to London’s Air Ambulance, the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London. The ceremony was attended by their ex-patient and volunteer of Human Aid UK, Runu Miah.

Runu was involved in a road traffic accident in 2009. He was in Haringey riding his moped when a car hit him. Runu described the incident as frightening as he was fighting for his life. London’s Air Ambulance and London Ambulance Service were quick to attend the scene.

Runu said “I was slightly conscious and I could hear the paramedics and the doctor from London’s Air Ambulance talking. Due to substantial loss of blood, London’s Air Ambulance airlifted me. It took about 15 minutes to arrive to the London Hospital, where blood was ready for transfusion as soon as we touched down.”

Runu thanked London’s Air Ambulance for saving his life and stressed the importance of supporting the team through charitable donations. London’s Air Ambulance is a charity of its own and last year, they attended 1,806 patients.

Runu added “I wanted to do my part for the local community and give back what I can to London’s Air Ambulance; by running a campaign through a charity such as Human Aid UK.”

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London’s Air Ambulance facts

  • Founded in 1989, it has treated more than 32,000 critically injured people
  • It serves the 10 million people who live, work and holiday within the M25
  • It operates in partnership with Barts Health NHS Trust and London Ambulance Service
  • In 2014 it treated 1,806 patients: 33% from road traffic incidents, 27% from falls and 24% from penetrating trauma including stabbings and shootings
  • In its largest fundraising drive, the ‘Your London, Your Helicopter’ campaign, London’s Air Ambulance is hoping to raise £4.4 million needed to acquire and sustain a second helicopter for London and extend its daylight flying hours for five years. Please donate anything you can, whether £5 or £500, at yourhelicopter.london