Herts and essex hospital website
Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust is a member of the Institute of Fundraising, the Fundraising Standards Board, the Gambling Commission and The Lotteries Council.
We abide by, and aim to exceed, the code of conduct requirements for each of these organisations, as well as for the Charity Commission for England and Wales.
Our supporters can be reassured that we put their interests at the heart of our fundraising activities.
We will not share donor data with third parties or keep donor’s details on file if we have been asked to remove them.
It also has full single engine capacity allowing it to fly and land with one engine if necessary.
Operating 7 days a week during daylight hours the MD 902 Explorer takes off within 2 minutes of the emergency call being received at the airbase and is deployed on average 2-3 times each day.
Based at Earls Colne near Colchester, the helicopter is never more than eight minutes flying time from any one of the major hospitals in Essex and flies at a speed of 150 miles per hour.
It costs over £500,000 every month to keep both helicopters flying and to cover all charitable costs - that’s around £6.5million a year.
Our vision is to provide the people of Essex and Hertfordshire with the highest quality doctor/paramedic life-saving service, 24/7.As a Charity, we rely on the generous support of the people and businesses of both counties to keep our life-saving helicopters flying.That’s why we work hard to ensure the very highest standards of fundraising, to build a strong and sustainable future for our work.Essex Air Ambulance is a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS); providing a free life-saving service for Essex and surrounding areas.Specialist Doctors and Critical Care Paramedics can be rushed to the scene of an incident with life-saving support equipment and the patient, following assessment, will be flown to an appropriate hospital.