17th Jul 2018
On 27th June, we hosted our Summer Gala, bringing an income of over £120,000 for our life-saving charity. The black tie event, hosted by Victoria Hollins, gave guests the opportunity to wine, dine and learn more about our critical work in the Capital.
Alongside a three-course meal and lively auction, guests were treated to insights from all sides of our charity. A highlight of the evening was a speech from Dr Anne Weaver, who gave guests her perspective on work on the frontline of London’s trauma network in a difficult year for the City.
One of the night’s most moving moments came from Leonie, whose son Theo was treated by our charity. While skateboarding, the 24-year-old chef suffered a brain hemorrhage after being hit by a car. Our charity’s team arrived on the scene within seven minutes, and quickly induced Theo into a coma to prevent any further brain damage. Leonie told guests the story of Theo’s accident and his road to recovery. Theo said: “I feel put back together. If it wasn’t for their speed and skill I wouldn’t be here, or quite possibly not able to speak or walk.”
The evening concluded with a stunning performance from a string quartet, followed the opportunity for guests to take to the dancefloor.
Mark Davies, Director of Development at London’s Air Ambulance, said: “We are very grateful to all who attended, gave generously and contributed to a magical evening. I feel truly humbled by the support given to our service tonight. Thank you for helping us to be there when we are needed most.”