Hovertravel announce charity partnership with Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Hovertravel have announced a new partnership with Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA), becoming an official partner of the charity.
Pictured above, from left to right: Chris Davis, Pilot Paws (HIOWAA), Captain Peter Mulhern, Marie Armstrong, Lorry Middleton, and Mark Bramley from Hovertravel
HIOWAA, who are funded solely by donations, brings an advanced critical care team to people in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight when they need it most.
Available both day and night, each day of every year, the air ambulance critical care team are called out many times a day to attend to road traffic collisions, sporting accidents, collapses, and many other incidents.
A highly-skilled crew of doctors, paramedics, and pilots can be at the scene of an incident within minutes, ready to deliver the same level of care expected from a hospital emergency department.
Neil Chapman, Managing Director of Hovertravel, commented: “We are proud to be supporting the vital work of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and to be helping the charity maintain its life-saving service.
“Hovertravel are committed to delivering a positive impact to the communities on both sides of the Solent and we look forward to developing our relationship with this very worthy charity over the coming years.”
Alex Lochrane, Chief Executive of HIOWAA, added: “Hovertravel plays an important part in local life in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight and we are delighted that they have chosen to support us.
“It currently costs in excess of £9,000 to maintain our life-saving service and we could not do it without the support and generosity of local businesses.”
In addition to sponsorship commitments, the partnership will include Hovertravel employee fundraising activities, as well as marketing campaigns aimed at increasing public awareness for the air ambulance.