Who are Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and what do they do?
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance brings an advanced critical care team to people in the area when they need it most. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, making them an outstanding organisation that we’re proud to support.
They are an emergency rescue team sent to expertly attend to road traffic collisions, sporting accidents, and many other incidents. Their highly skilled crew of doctors, paramedics and pilots ensure that everyone they attend to receives exceptional care.
When they’re called upon, they can be airbourne within 4 minutes, flying at 140mph, racing to save lives. They bring the emergency department to the patient, carrying a range of life saving equipment. This means they are able to save valuable seconds of that all important ‘golden hour’, the first hour of treatment that’s so critical to a patient.
But all of this costs money, and it costs approximately £9,000 a day to keep the Air Ambulance flying and saving lives. This money is raised by communities and their generosity, and it ensures that the service they provide continues.
How will Be Wiser be supporting this excellent organisation?
It’s no surprise that Be Wiser thoroughly enjoys sporting events, particularly where motorbikes are involved! This makes it an easy decision to extend our support through two biking charity events happening later this year, raising money and awareness for the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.
The first event ‘Ride4Life’ is taking place on the Isle of Wight. Starting and ending from Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Havenstreet, PO33 4DS, the Mass Ride Out will take in the beautiful coastal scenery of the Island.
The second event we’re proud to be supporting is the Ride Out in Thruxton, not far from our very own offices! Both events promise to be hugely enjoyable, and we hope they raise plenty of money for the air ambulance service.
Do you want to get involved?
Riders must be 17 and over to take part in the Ride Outs, and they must hold a full driving license. Riders must ensure that their bike is fully insured, taxed and have an up to date MOT too. Scooters and trikes are welcome!
For more information, visit the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance website.