26th Aug 2015
On Friday 28 from 12.00-16.00, PC Sebastian Ellis of Kingston Police and Presenter of BT Sport and British Eurosport Tom Gaymor, will be guest hosting our #YourHelicopterLive Tweetathon on the @MPSKingston account.
In 2014, we treated 19 critically injured people in the Kingston area. When we are not tweeting dispatch updates, Tom Gaymor and PC Ellis will interview members of the crew, and find out more about how we work alongside the Metropolitan Police, with a particular focus on the Borough of Kingston.
#YourHelicopterLive will run from Thursday 27 August to Saturday 29 August, where we will be providing our supporters with an insight into our daily operations by tweeting live movements of our advanced trauma team and operations crew from 06.30-22.00 each day. You can follow the full event on Twitter @LDNairamb using #YourHelicopterLive. We will not comment on a patient’s care and, due to sensitivities around the types of trauma incidents we attend, will be limited on incident specific details that we can provide.
We will be tweeting as part of our Your London, Your Helicopter campaign to raise money for a second emergency medical helicopter for London. Our only helicopter has been offline for maintenance for the equivalent of over 50 days in 2015.
In our largest ever fundraising drive, the campaign is hoping to raise £6 million, of which £2 million is still needed, to support and sustain a second helicopter and extend our daylight flying hours for five years.