22nd Oct 2013
Saracens rugby star Nils Mordt urged Londoners to support London’s Air Ambulance, the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured patients in London, after Saracens F.C. appointed it as their official charity. The rugby union team will get involved in the charity’s activities to help London’s Air Ambulance raise money for a second helicopter.
Mordt, 28, who plays at centre and will be an ambassador for the charity with Spencer and fly-half Owen Farrell, said he was “proud to be involved” and admitted he was surprised to learn that London’s Air Ambulance relied heavily upon donations from the public to continue their operations.
"There’s a false perception that London’s Air Ambulance is provided by the Government, but this is a charitable organisation which needs support from Londoners.”
Nils Mordt and Ben Spencer took to the skies in London’s Air Ambulance helicopter to launch the new charity partnership. After visiting the charity’s base at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, Mordt said:“We take it for granted that if something terrible happens, we will have the best possible care available in hospital. We don’t realise that there are flying doctors who can be at our side within minutes and perform life-saving operations at the scene and really make a difference between life or death.”