25 Apr 2022

HRH, Duke of Cambridge, speaking at London's Air Ambulance Charity's 2022 fundraising gala

On Monday 25 April, London’s Air Ambulance Charity is hosting its annual fundraising gala; raising donations to fund London’s only helicopter emergency service and save more lives across the capital.

The event, at The Londoner Hotel in Leicester Square, will welcome our patron, His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge. The Duke will meet with some of our heroic medical and operational crew and also deliver a speech in support of the charity. 

An inspirational patient of the service, Bruno Machado, and his father Daniel will be special guests on the night. Aged 15, Bruno will bravely deliver a speech, telling how London’s Air Ambulance saved his life when he was 11 and had been knocked off his scooter by a moving vehicle. 

We’re so thankful to Bruno and Daniel for attending the gala and speaking in support of London’s Air Ambulance Charity. You can read more about Bruno’s story here.

The event will be attended by a number of VIP guests: Sotheby’s Chairman, Sir Harry Dalmeny, will be the auctioneer for the evening and the event will be hosted by presenter and comedian Sindhu Vee. 

Jonathan Jenkins, CEO of London’s Air Ambulance Charity, said: “When a patient is critically injured, there is often no time to get that person to hospital. In those instances, our teams can provide a lifeline, arriving within 11 minutes to perform advanced interventions at scene to try and save a life. But they can only be there thanks to our generous supporters. It costs approximately £10 million to deliver our service, the vast majority of which we have to find from donations."  

Every day, we are up against time to save the lives of our patients. As a charity reliant on donations, it is only thanks to our supporters that we can continue to reach London’s most critically injured in time. Can you help us be there in time to save a life?

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