Funding boost for Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance
Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance has secured funding for 20 potentially life-saving journeys over the next 12 months – thanks to a renewed charity partnership with Thomson Airways.

Staff at Thomson Airways’ East Midlands Airport base have donated almost £34,000 since the partnership began in September 2015, and the airline has confirmed donations will continue for a further year.

Money is raised in a variety of ways by Thomson pilots, cabin crew and ground staff based at the airport – from bake-offs to bungee jumps – and complements contributions made by passengers on the airline’s East Midlands-bound flights.