Celebration Event – 20 Years Of Saving Lives

27 June 2017
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This year, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance celebrates 20 years of saving lives. The Celebration Event at Audley End House & Gardens saw the launch of the Charity’s first purchased helicopter: Agusta Westland 169. The majority of the £6.5 million needed to purchase the helicopter has been provided by public donations. We cannot thank our supporters enough for making this incredible moment happen. We can’t fly without you.


Take a look at some pictures that were taken on the day in the gallery below. To see more and to find out what else the Charity is up to just visit our Facebook page.

Why We Need Your Support Today

Every flight is life-changing. Our Pre-hospital Care Doctors and Critical Care Paramedics provide advanced medical care on-site that is normally only found in the Emergency Department. Once stabilised, patients are rushed to the most appropriate hospital for their needs. This early intervention makes a dramatic difference to each patient’s survival.

We are a Charity and rely on the money you give.  Your support provides a free life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for the critically ill and injured of Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas. Essex & Herts Air Ambulance service is not part of the NHS and receives limited Government funding.

How You Can Help Us Save Lives

  • Sign up for our Heli Hound Dog Walk or choose another way to fundraise
  • Come to one of fun family day out events
  • Make a donation online
  • Sign up for our weekly Lottery draw


This incredible event could not have happened without the support from our sponsors: Leonardo Helicopters, Specialist Aviation Services and SVC Group. We can’t fly without you.

Call us: 0345 2417 690

Lottery Hotline: 0345 2417 688

Donate: Text ‘HELI’ to 70588 to give £5

You will be charged £5, plus your standard network rate. 100% of your donation will go to Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT). By texting, you agree that EHAAT may phone or text you to tell you about our work. If you would prefer not to hear from us again, text HELI NO to 70588.

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (1108989). Registered company in England and Wales (05397840). Registered address: Flight House, The Business Centre, Earls Colne Business Park, Earls Colne, Colchester CO6 2NS.

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