The East Anglia Air Ambulance has recently benefited from a sizeable donation that came from the proceeds of a charity quiz that was held by Brown & Co, a property consultancy firm. A total of £3000 was raised during the annual event which was held at the Norwich Cathedral in the Weston Room. A total of 18 teams turned up for the event which featured many different professionals including accountants, solicitors, and bankers from all over the city. The teams answered questions on areas such as current affairs, sports and music. There was even a round that dealt with chocolate. The Chocolate Deli in Wells-Next-The-Sea provided the questions for this section.
There was also a raffle held during the quiz night which also contributed to the funds collected. The fundraising officer for the Air Ambulance in Norfolk, Ginny Seppings, was at hand to receive the cheque which was presented by members of Brown & Co.’s Norwich office. Seppings thanked the firm and those who participated in the quiz for their donations. Brown and Co. also has other offices in Bury St Edmunds, King’s Lynn and Hold.
The East Anglian Air Ambulance is a charity that provides a helicopter for emergency medical service to the people living in East Anglia. The EAAA was founded in 2000 and since then, they have gone on more than 20,000 missions.
The crew of the EAAA includes critical-care paramedics and specialist pre-hospital doctors. Currently, the organisation has two high-tech helicopters which operate from 7 am to 7 pm from the EAAA’s base in Norwich and from the 7 am to 1.30am from the Cambridge base. This is the first air ambulance in the country which operates in hours of darkness to unknown and unlit sites.
The EAAA’s aim is to increase the chances of a positive outcome for people who’ve been involved in incidents that require medical attention. The EAAA has a rapid response time and can provide critical care at the scene of the incident or ensure the patient is rapidly transferred to a medical facility. These actions can play a major role in saving lives and improving patients’ chances of recovering completely. The EAAA has two H145 helicopters. The R-RESU aka Anglia One is located at Norwich Airport while the G-HEMC aka Anglia Two is located at the Cambridge Airport. With an average cruising speed of 158 miles per hour, the EAAA is able to get to any location within 5,326 square miles in 25 minutes.