Sup­port Air Am­bu­lance

West Lothian Courier - - Courier View - David Craig, Chief ex­ec­u­tive, Scot­land’s Char­ity Air Am­bu­lance.

For over four years now, Scot­land’s Char­ity Air Am­bu­lance (SCAA) has been sav­ing and im­prov­ing lives in ev­ery part of the coun­try – thanks to you.

In that time, we have re­sponded to more than 1500 emer­gency call outs, up­graded our air­craft and ex­tended our work­ing hours.

The Scot­tish pub­lic’s con­tin­ued gen­eros­ity has en­sured that this front­line emer­gency re­source is fully funded and avail­able to fly ex­pert para­medic care to those suf­fer­ing se­ri­ous ill­ness or in­jury ev­ery day of the year. Cov­er­ing the whole of Scot­land and our many is­lands, SCAA also en­sures com­fort­able and speedy trans­fer to hospi­tal for those most in need.

Over £2 mil­lion is re­quired an­nu­ally to keep this vi­tal life-sav­ing char­ity in the air as we work along side Govern­ment-funded air am­bu­lance re­sources to pro­vide an en­hanced emer­gency air re­sponse for the peo­ple of Scot­land. In this, Na­tional Air Am­bu­lance Week and Re­mem­ber A Char­ity Week (Septem­ber 11 to 17), SCAA is ask­ing the pub­lic to help us en­sure we are there for our fam­ily, our friends, our col­leagues and our com­mu­ni­ties in the fu­ture. So we’re ap­peal­ing to read­ers to con­sider re­mem­ber­ing SCAA in their will. Your con­sid­er­a­tion and kind­ness to­day, your gift in the fu­ture and your sup­port for those in des­per­ate need in the years to come will make a real dif­fer­ence. A £100 legacy will fund the fuel to keep SCAA fly­ing for an hour for ex­am­ple, while £2000 will ef­fec­tively fund a life-sav­ing mis­sion. The peo­ple of Scot­land have never let SCAA down – your pass­ing needn’t be a bar­rier to con­tin­u­ing that vi­tal sup­port.

Please visit www.scaa.org.uk/ lega­cies to learn how you can help fly us into the fu­ture.

My heart­felt thanks to ev­ery­one for sup­port­ing the Peo­ple’s He­li­copter.

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