Posted: October 2015
Funded entirely by donations and fund-raising, the Thames Valley Air Ambulance Service (TVAA) is there 24/7/365 for all of us who live in Berkshire, Oxfordshire or Bucks. One way to support them is by buying some of their Christmas cards, on sale at the Cards for Good Causes Charity Christmas card Shop open in our church from November 4 to December 17, 10-4pm, Monday to Saturday.
On average 3 people every day, will find themselves in a life-threatening situation — a situation that requires urgent high quality medical treatment at the scene before they reach hospital. The air ambulance team, led by a highly qualified doctor, can be there within minutes ready to deliver the same level of care that would only otherwise be found in the hospital emergency department. The Air Ambulance Service is a charity and the Thames Valley team works hard to maximise each and every donation so that the air ambulance service can reach its mission — saving more lives.
Now based at RAF Benson, the TVAA is one of the busiest air ambulance services in the country and is renowned for the professionalism and dedication of its crew — the pilots, paramedics and doctors. They have flown over 16,000 missions but each one costs £2,500. So buying their Christmas cards helps and to find out more ways of helping, click here to visit their website.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
It is not only the 'Windrush immigrants' who have been affected by the Home Office's much publicised 'hostile environment for migrants.' Malalena Leao from the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) tells her own story:"I have been a British citizen my whole life but was born in Brazil and moved here at the age of 18 months. When I applied for university I was assessed by one...
This closing prayer in last Sunday's Christian Aid-themed service provides an antidote to the 'hostile environment for immigrants' obviously prevalent in the Home office. "Give us, Lord God...A world where the weak are protected, and none go hungry,A world where life is shared, and enjoyed by all,A world where all races, nations and cultures live in tolerance and respect,A...
On a shelf in the Quiet Space/ vestry on the ground floor of the community centre, we now have a copy of the NirV Accessible New Testament. This is suitable for people with sight loss and has been donated by The Torch Trust. Anyone is free to borrow this occasionally.The Torch Trust provides Christian resources and activities for blind and partially sighted people worldwide. To find out more...
Hall & rooms 4/5
Hall & rooms 4/5