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The annual luncheon was a wonderful occasion where volunteers from across the six counties joined together to toast the charity’s growing success and achievements.

21 years ago MAA was formed by a handful of passionate people based at Hagley Hall, Worcester and so to

celebrate reaching the milestone anniversary, staff and volunteers went back to the place where it all began.

Many longstanding volunteers who were there on that signifi cant day in 1991 when the charity was launched, joined recent supporters and together the incredible achievements of the past 21 years were celebrated.

The sun shone all afternoon, giving volunteers the

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is appealing for new volunteers to help represent the charity across the six counties it serves.


Volunteers are invaluable to the donation-funded service. The lifesaving work the charity delivers is only made possible through the efforts of those who give up their time to help raise funds and awareness.

With no government or national lottery funding, volunteers make a crucial difference and allow the emergency service to remain operational. The charity is solely reliant on pubic generosity and without volunteers, the service simply would not exist.

The Charity is fortunate to count on tremendous public support and goodwill, but never takes this for granted. Winning and keeping hearts and minds is an essential and constant challenge. That is why it regards the real

‘helicopter heroes’ as not only the aircrews, but those, often unsung, ground heroes, its volunteers.

By choosing to volunteer for MAA you will have joined a family dedicated to helping people in need. Every single day, people across the Midlands benefi t from the hard work of our aircrew and the coordinated efforts of willing volunteers who give their time to help others and help save lives.

There are plenty of ways you can get involved! Volunteer work can vary from community collections, helping at local events, group talks about the service or attending cheque presentations.

If you would like to know more please call Alison Blakeway on 0800 8 40 20 40. Staff will ensure you have the necessary support to make sure your experience is worthwhile, rewarding and will make a real difference!


opportunity to enjoy the grounds of the Hall and after a lovely lunch and speeches the star attraction dropped by!

CEO Hanna Sebright spoke about the recent work and future plans of the charity before she was showboated by MAAC our Mascot, when he made a surprise appearance!

Pilot Graham Pennell, managed to fl y the aircraft in from Cosford and land on the front lawn, (taking out the spotlights at the same time! Oops!) Hagley Hall also forgot to mention the lawn had been mowed the day before so apologies if you were showered with grass as the crew made their dramatic entrance!

The day was organised not only to celebrate the past and to look forward to the next 21 years, but to show how appreciated the invaluable volunteers are to MAA. Thank you to everyone who came along, keep up the fantastic work in your area!

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