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
"We're at breaking point..." We hear all the time from families who have had the support they rely on taken away due to a lack of national direction and funding. Sadly, we know that children are bearing the brunt of this disappearing support, which is why we at Action for Children have joined forces with other leading children's charities to call on the Government to take...
This coming Saturday, 23rd February it is once again time for Messy Church from 4pm to 6pm. This month's theme is 'Jesus feeds 5,000 and we'll be making BREAD! We are looking forward to seeing you!Messy Church is an event for the whole family to enjoy and includes crafts, stories, songs and food. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge but a donation would be appreciated. Simply...
Might you, or someone you know, be interested in attending Parentalk? Parentalk gives parents the opportunity to share experiences, explore parenting principles, watch real life stories and animations, befriend other parents and more. The sessions are for an hour and a half and the course is run over 6 weeks. Children are welcome and will be catered for.As to what we would do, we will watch...