Cornwall LivingIssue #93
Saving time, saving lives
Become a New Heli Hero and help save lives this Christmas by adding your loved one’s name to Cornwall Air Ambulanceís new helicopter.
Ollie Brocklebank was airlifted as a baby after he suddenly stopped breathing. Now, he is a happy and healthy teenager who has just started university. His father Tim tells their story: “Ollie was born on 29th July 2001, he unfortunately arrived six weeks early and had double pneumonia. He went straight into intensive care at Treliske for two weeks. He came out and was better, but a few weeks later, he was struggling to breathe. My wife took him up to the Padstow Surgery, where they called the air ambulance immediately. He got to Treliske within 11 minutes, whereas by road it would have been 50 minutes – that definitely saved his life. Now he’s a strapping young lad of 18 years old and we’ve been fortunate to have 18 years of laughter and fun, instead of 18 years of tears. So, we thank the air ambulance a lot.”
“Most people who live in Cornwall know of someone who has been rescued by the Cornwall Air Ambulance”
Ollie is a New Heli Hero and will have his name on the new Cornwall Air Ambulance helicopter when it comes into service in April 2020.
This Christmas, your gift could help save a life. If you would like to have you or a loved one’s name on the new aircraft, you have until the end of December to secure a place. For a minimum donation of £100, your chosen name will join Ollie’s and hundreds of others, as the critical care crew fly across Cornwall on lifesaving missions.
If you’re not aware of the New Heli Appeal, here’s some more information. Most people who live in Cornwall know of someone who has been rescued by the Cornwall Air Ambulance, and a lot of people out of county have also been rescued or had relatives rescued during visits to the Duchy. Cornwall is defined by its beautiful, isolated and hard-to-reach places, making an air ambulance an integral addition to the county.
You can be a lifesaver too by donating to the New Heli Appeal to bring the next generation of air ambulance helicopter to Cornwall by 1st April 2020. Not to mention, when you become a New Heli Hero, you will receive a certificate and pin badge, making it the perfect Christmas gift.
To purchase a name visit the Cornwall Air Ambulance
Cornwall Air Ambulance
"Most people who live in Cornwall know of someone who has been rescued by the Cornwall Air Ambulance"