HM The Queen Consort
Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust is extremely proud to have HM The Queen Consort as its Patron.
The Queen Consort began her role as the first official patron of the charity in 2011, as The Duchess of Cornwall, and lends her support to fundraising activities.
During a three day tour of Cornwall in July 2012 the now Queen Consort officially opened the charity’s new operations facility and charity headquarters. During her visit she met with aircrew, volunteers, charity staff, trustees and local dignitaries.
Camilla also met airlifted patients Catherine Gardner who was rescued from Crooklets beach after a riding accident and 13 year old Harriet Eastwood who was also airlifted from a beach after being caught in a rip current.
The Queen Consort visited Cornwall Air Ambulance once again on 22nd July 2015 when she cut the turf for the new fundraising and volunteering centre.
Paying tribute to the work of the Cornwall Air Ambulance, Her Majesty The Queen Consort said: “I just want to congratulate you all on this wonderful job with the new building. I have spoken to so many people who have been saved by the air ambulance and I don’t know what this community and others would do in Britain without the air ambulance. I want to say thank you to everybody for the service they provide and the lives they save.”
The support of the Queen Consort is a brilliant endorsement for a local charity that has served the Cornish community since 1987.