Helicopter Charity Appeals for Additional Support


The Wiltshire Air Ambulance is appealing to the inhabitants of Wiltshire to assist the charity in its effort to continue offering emergency services as its annual operational costs increase. The organization claims that it has recently experienced a rise in expenses by fifteen per cent to 3.75 million pounds.

This situation has been occasioned by the costs incurred by sourcing staff from the national health service (NHS), including the cost of providing advanced training to personnel as well as sponsoring paramedics to obtain masters degrees in critical care. Additionally, other costs result from purchasing pain relief medication and specialist drugs, which are essential for saving lives in emergency situations.

The helicopter emergency medical service has been saving lives since the year 1990, and it has derived its funds from charitable contributions to provide essential services to those in need. Moreover, the body is not reliant on the government, and it is not the beneficiary of national lottery endowments.

Hence, as the number of missions it has to undertake rises, there is a proportional increase in operational costs. Consequently, people are urged to keep the ambulance afloat through partaking in its lottery, participating in its competitive events and visiting its shops in Devices and Westbury.