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Richmond Letcombe Regis chooses Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance as Charity of 2013

14 January 2013

Richmond Letcombe Regis residents have voted the Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance (TVACAA) as their chosen charity for 2013.  Throughout the year the Village residents and staff will be holding a range of activities and events to raise funds for the organisation. 

TVACAA functions solely to raise the funds required to keep the helicopter flying.  Every single penny needed is raised by the community and businesses of Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. 

 

A few facts … the air ambulance, which carries a patient and a carer, can be airborne within 3 minutes and has a top speed of approximately 150 mph.  It can land in an area of half the size of a tennis court and up to 50% of missions are road traffic accidents.  Each mission flown costs approximately £2,000 with an average of 3 missions per day and receives no funding from central Government or the National Lottery.

 

For information about activities and events taking place taking place at Richmond Letcombe Regis or if you would like to arrange a visit to view the apartments and care facilities, please contact us on 01235 773970 (option1).