Richard and Judy & The Ainsworth's give their support
Television stars and successful authors Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan have agreed to become New Heli Appeal ambassadors.
Both Richard and Judy share a love for Cornwall and as advocates for the New Heli Appeal, they will help shine a spotlight on the campaign to bring a next generation air ambulance helicopter to the county.
We are delighted to have been asked to be ambassadors for Cornwall Air Ambulance, this is an incredibly important charity that directly saves lives and is one of the most important organisations in the county. Any one of us could need the help of Cornwall Air Ambulance at any time, so we are giving our support to the charity’s New Heli Appeal.
Its success will have a huge impact on communities across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly for the next 20 years. A next generation helicopter will not only allow Cornwall Air Ambulance to reach more people in urgent need of lifesaving help more quickly, but it will also provide its crew of paramedics and doctors with the equipment they need to deliver an even higher level of care at the scene of an emergency.
We would urge everyone to give their support to the New Heli Appeal and join the mission to bring a next generation helicopter to Cornwall by April 2020, to help save more lives.
– Judy Finnigan & Richard Madeley
Michelin-starred chef Paul Ainsworth and his wife Emma are cooking up support for Cornwall Air Ambulance’s New Heli Appeal after pledging to become charity ambassadors.
The appeal which is celebrating after hitting its first milestone of £100,000 will now benefit from the support of the couple, who together run the renowned restaurant Paul Ainsworth at No.6, in Padstow.
Stirred to support the lifesaving charity’s £2.5m appeal to bring a next generation helicopter to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by April 2020 Paul and Emma said:
“We are delighted to be ambassadors for the Cornwall Air Ambulance. Being based in Padstow, we see first-hand the vital emergency medical treatment they bring to our community and we couldn’t think of a better cause to collaborate with.
“We are particularly looking forward to helping raise the £2.5 million for the New Heli Appeal. We’ll be supporting events held by the Cornwall Air Ambulance team and will be holding events of our own to raise as much as we can by 2020.
“The new helicopter will be invaluable to our community and will allow the air ambulance to carry on with the brilliant work it does for Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly”.
The New Heli Appeal was launched in April this year and aims to raise £2.5m to buy an AW169 helicopter that will save more time and more lives for the next 20 years.
The faster, more powerful, medically advanced aircraft will enable the Cornwall Air Ambulance crew to take the skill and equipment of a hospital emergency room to the patient at the roadside, on a cliff top or at the beach.
It will provide an ‘A&E’ for the skies, giving more space for lifesaving treatment and increasing the chance of patient survival. It will also have double the fuel range of the current aircraft allowing crews to travel to emergencies back-to-back without the need to stop and refuel.
Amy Richards, the charity’s New Heli Appeal Manager, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Paul and Emma for pledging their support to the New Heli Appeal. As ambassadors, they will help shine a spotlight on this vital campaign to buy the air ambulance helicopter that Cornwall truly deserves.
“Paul and Emma have built their lives and successful business in Padstow, and it is wonderful to see they are further investing in the future of their community by supporting the New Heli Appeal to bring a new lifesaving helicopter to Cornwall.”