£1000 Raised for the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance
In July 2018, GT's Les Boulton's 74 year old Dad, Ron, suffered a heart attack at his home whilst out gardening. Due to the speedy reactions of the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, they saved his life. Ron was transported to Basildon Hospital's Critical Care Unit where he has since made a great recovery thanks to both Basildon and Broomfield Hospitals.
As a company, GT pulled together to raise £1000.00 for the Charity. We appreciate this isnt a large amount, and as a company we will help in the future wherever possible.
The Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, unlike NHS emergency services, is a Charity providing a free life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for the critically ill and injured of Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas.
Each HEMS Team consists of a Pilot and Co-Pilot, a Pre-hospital Care Doctor and a Critical Care Paramedic who can be rushed to the scene of an incident with life-saving support equipment to deliver advanced clinical care that is normally only found in the hospital emergency department. Once stabilised, the patient will be conveyed by air or land to the most appropriate hospital for their needs.
It costs £6.5 million every year to cover all charitable costs and aircraft operations. Without access to National Lottery funding and with only limited support from Government, we rely upon the generosity and goodwill of the people and businesses of Essex and Hertfordshire to remain operational and keep saving lives.
"Myself and my family cannot thank Essex & Herts Air Ambulance enough, they quite literally brought the experience and expertise of a hospital to him at the scene. Without them my Dad wouldn't be here with us today"
Les Boulton, GT Exhibitions.
"In addition to GT's support for the EHAAT, my wife and sister in law have been part of the fundraising team so I know from first hand experience the effort, dedication and great work that they do in saving lives, every day".
David Leigh, GT Exhibitions.