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.”

More Charity News

Philanthropist Supports the Future of Pre-Hospital Medicine

Lord Beaverbrook visited us at our helipad last week in recognition of his support for the charity…

First ever helipad Abseil

During National Air Ambulance Week more than 60 supporters of London’s Air Ambulance could be seen…

Health Minister Edward Argar praises partnership behind our life-saving service

We were delighted to welcome Edward Argar, Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social…