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Coxon provide Suzuki Carry Van to 999 Charity
Coxon of Henley, have kindly provided a Suzuki Carry Van free of charge to the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance, complete with helicopter logo on it.

Stevie Horton said “The van will enable staff to transport a gazebo, tables and merchandise to sell at Fetes and Fairs. This raises much needed funds to keep the helicopter flying 7 days a week – saving lives. We are extremely grateful to Coxon”

Colin Richards of Coxon said “We are delighted to be able to assist this valuable service. I have seen the helicopter land in Henley, airlifting a seriously injured person and getting them to hospital within minutes, saving their life. This is a charity we should all support.”

For more information, please contact


Mrs Stevie Horton (Director of Fundraising)

Tel 01628 584210
07979 604604


Colin Richards (Dealer Principal)
Coxon

Tel: 01491 411491

   
Event Date: 18-05-2004    
Article added: 08-06-2004 00:00 by Lynn Ellis    
Run to Save a Life
Please consider running for the 999 Air Ambulance Charity.

Keep fit and help others and we will provide a T-Shirt and Sponsorship Forms.

What better Charity to help than one that is available for anyone of us in our hour of need.

For information please contact: -



Stevie Horton (Mrs)
01628 548210 of 07979604604

E-mail: [email protected]
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Article added: 08-06-2004 00:00 by Lynn Ellis    
Horticulture helps 999 Helicopter
The Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance would like to invite you to the 2004 Open Gardens.

The first of a series of open gardens commences on Sunday 23rd May at two locations:

Newfield Road, Sonning Common. Described as a “clamour of Clematis”, the ¼ acre garden is filled with shrubs, annuals, containers and mature trees plus 250 varieties of clematis. There is also a vegetable plot, fishpond plus a waterfall and miniature ducks and bantams.

And

Reynolds Farm, Hurst. This is a wild woodland garden still evolving over 40 years! It features wonderful woodland walks for all to enjoy.


For an information leaflet please contact:

Stevie Horton (Mrs)
Director of Fundraising

01628 584210 or 07979 604604


   
Article added: 08-06-2004 00:00 by Lynn Ellis    
QUIZ NIGHT HELPS 999 HELICOPTER
QUIZ NIGHT HELPS
999 HELICOPTER


Customers at The Golden Ball pub in Lower Assenden recently raised £70 at one of their quiz nights for the 999 Air Ambulance.

This was donated after one of their regulars, Mr Robin Batchelor-Smith, was taken ill at home. The air ambulance arrived and the paramedics realised he was showing signs of an imminent heart attack. He was air-lifted to Wexham Park Hospital in minutes and was in A&E when he suffered a heart attack. With the equipment and medical care received, he suffered very little permanent damage and was able to return home after 18 days in hospital.

Had it not been for the swiftness and efficiency of the helicopter and crew the outcome may have been less happy.

For more information please contact:



Mrs Stevie Horton
Director of Fundraising

01628 594210 / 07979 604604
   
Event Date: 30-06-2004    
Article added: 15-06-2004 00:00 by Lynn Ellis    
GOLFERS HELP 999 SERVICE
Simon Clarke of the Green Man Golf Society is presenting a cheque to the Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust for £ 1,400.

Simon, who was last year’s Captain, chose the Air Ambulance as his charity of the year.

He said “We never know when we might need the 999 helicopter. I couldn’t believe this service is a charity. We must do all we can to keep the air ambulance flying”.

Stevie Horton, Director of Fundraising, commented “We would not be here if people like Simon at the Green Man Golf Society didn’t raise funds for us. We are now flying 7 days a week answering 999 calls. The helicopter can easily land at a golf course if players are injured or are taken ill, and airlift them to hospital within minutes.”


For more information please contact:

Stevie Horton (Director of Fundraising)

Tel: 01628 584210 or 07979 604604

E-mail: [email protected]


or

Simon Clarke

Tel: 07979 9651632

E-mail: [email protected]
   
Event Date: 01-06-2004    
Article added: 15-06-2004 00:00 by Lynn Ellis    
MODEL HELICOPTER RESCUES MODEL PATIENT AT HAMBLEDEN
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MODEL HELICOPTER RESCUES MODEL PATIENT AT HAMBLEDON

Frances and Peter Colman's yearly BBQ, Hog Roast and Barn Dance raising funds for the air ambulance, needed the use of the model helicopter (on a trailer) which was positioned at their farm in Hambledon for the event.

Whilst enjoying barn dancing Jackie Durigan fell backwards and couldn't get up from the barn floor as she couldn't move or straighten her leg, without extreme pain. Peter BBQ host, asked Stevie Horton (who was representing the air ambulance), for a stretcher from the helicopter. They managed to get an old stretcher, pillow and blankets off the helicopter, to the patient. A Doctor who happened to be attending the BBQ supervised Jackie's lift on to the stretcher.

It was now 9.30pm and a land ambulance was called to take Jackie to hospital. The crew were amazed to see the patient already on a stretcher and surprised that the fuselage of a helicopter was on scene.

The patient suffered ruptured tendons behind the knee cap and torn ligaments and will have surgery soon. We all wish her a speedy recovery. Some Barn Dancers thought the incident was staged to raise awareness of the air ambulance...........how wrong could they be.

The rest of the evening was a tremendous success and the total amount raised was £4,486, which will contribute to saving lives in the REAL 999 helicopter.

For more information please call:

Stevie Horton Director of Fundraising

01628 584210 or 07979 604 604
   
Article added: 30-06-2004 00:00 by Lynn Ellis    
Ex-patient cycles for air ambulance
Now fully recovered from a near fatal mountain biking accident in April 2003 that left him with a broken back, neck and brain haemorrhage, Peter Gibb decided he would like to help raise funds for the Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance, which played a major part in his rescue and recovery. Peter organised a 30 mile sponsored bike ride and has so far raised an amazing £8,500

Peter will be presenting a cheque to the crew at 3.00 p.m. on Thursday 14th October at the air ambulance base in White Waltham. All press are invited to attend.

Peter said “These guys are basically modern day heroes. They’re not doing it for the money, they’re doing it because their life is dedicated to helping people and that, in today’s society, just isn’t rewarded the way it should be so the one thing I want to do is try and make sure that they’ve got the funds to keep flying”

Director of Fundraising, Stevie Horton said “This is a brilliant amount to raise and we are all grateful to Peter. The funds will be used to rescue injured people in the Thames Valley ensuring patients arrive at hospital within the Golden Hour. The charity relies on donations from the public to keep flying 7 days a week.”

For more information please contact:

Stevie Horton Tel: 01628 584210 / 07979604604 (HQ)
Terry Dawes Tel: 01296 422883 (Buckinghamshire Office)

Or

Peter Gibb Tel: 07766 951955

   
Event Date: 14-10-2004    
Article added: 07-10-2004 00:00 by Lynn Ellis    
3663 aid 999
Worton Grange based company, 3663, have raised £500 for the Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance by a number of fundraising events, raffles etc, held at the depot and supported by staff and suppliers over the past 6 months.

Ian Render, Distribution Centre Manager and Peter Horton, Midshift Manager of 3663 will be presenting their cheque to the crew at White Waltham on Friday 8th October at 11.00 a.m. All press are invited to attend.

Ian Render of 3663 said “The Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance had been the depots nominated charity for the past 3 years, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all staff and suppliers for the continued support for such an excellent and very worthwhile charity”.

Stevie Horton, Director of Fundraising said “This is a brilliant amount of money. 3663 have been very supportive of the Air Ambulance in the past and we are so grateful for their continued support. The donation will help keep the 999 helicopter operational, saving lives 7 days a week”.

For further information, please contact:

Stevie Horton Hilary Fish
Director of Fundraising 3663

Tel: 01628 584210/07979 604604 Tel: 01189 169 612

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Event Date: 08-10-2004    
Article added: 07-10-2004 00:00 by Lynn Ellis    
 
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