Fenchurch Street rail passengers help keep London Air Ambulance flying

Rail commuters have been in a bit of a rush—to help London’s helicopter ambulance funding get off the ground.

Passengers raised �825 during yesterday’s home-going evening rush-hour for London’s Air Ambulance charity after a collection at Fenchurch Street station.

A team of volunteers from the charity was joined by c2c rail staff to collect donations as part of National Air Ambulance Week.

The Air Ambulance charity at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel raises funds to run an advanced trauma team on 24-hour call-out to critically injured people seven days a week.

Air Ambulance medical director Dr Gareth Davies, who chairs the charity, said: “We rely on donations to continue our work 24-seven. Donations like those from rail passengers mean we can continue serving the 10 million people who live, work and commute within the M25.”

The team goes out on 2,000 life-saving missions every year across London. But it relies on charity donations to keep in the air.

Fenchurch Street station manager Suzanne Linggood said: “As ever, the generosity of our passengers shone through—we have a long history of supporting the Air Ambulance.”

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C2c’s parent company, National Express, is one of the charity’s corporate partners. Donations can be made online at: http://www.londonsairambulance.co.uk/donate

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