Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance
SCOTLAND'S CHARITY AIR AMBULANCE (SCAA) - FLYING INTO THE FUTURE WITH YOUR HELP
Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) saves lives.
For more than five years, SCAA has been providing a frontline, fast-response, life-saving service to communities throughout the country.
SCAA is recognised as a vital cog in Scotland's 999 emergency response network, flying expert paramedics to the scene of serious illness and injury and airlifting patients to definitive hospital care.
The airborne charity’s service has turned potential uncomfortable road ambulance journeys of hours into smooth and comfortable flights of just minutes - a speed that can often make the difference between life and death.
From the Western Isles to the eastern coast and Orkney to the Borders, this amazing charity - funded by the people of Scotland, for the people of Scotland - has proved a lifeline for those in desperate need.
SCAA has responded to that need around 2,000 times and now - with your help - the charity intends to be there for even more people. More men, women and children all across Scotland involved in life-threatening situations.
SCAA intends to launch a second helicopter air ambulance based at Aberdeen - callsign Helped 79 - to join its stablemate Helimed 76 already operating out of Perth Airport.
Together, the SCAA fleet will double the helicopter air ambulance capacity in Scotland, working alongside the two Government funded helicopters based at Glasgow and Inverness.
Hopes are high that Helimed 79 could be airborne by late 2019 following a £6 million fundraising drive.
The much-appreciated support received from the Martin Currie Rob Roy Challenge will help save lives - it will help fund this vital national service as it carries out a key roll in Scotland's pre-hospital care network.
SCAA has touched thousands of lives - be they patients, relatives, colleagues or neighbours.
In 2018 alone, we responded to 325 life-threatening emergencies, flying a total of 365 to reach those in need.
From our base at Perth Airport, highly skilled paramedics were quickly on scene to tend the seriously sick and injured, flying a record number of patients to definitive hospital care in just minutes.
In addition to airlifting patients to hospital, SCAA's paramedics were on scene to treat and assist in cases ranging from major multiple casualty trauma incidents to single patient illnesses in remote and rural locations.
And the reason we can fly fast, save lives and tend those most in need is down to each and every one of YOU.
Your donations are the only fuel that SCAA can fly on.
SCAA's professional and expert crew can provide the frontline time-critical response that will continue flying help and hope across Scotland - but it is the people in every family, every community and every region of this country that will ensure they stay in the air.
A flight to someone in desperate need costs an average of £2,000 for SCAA. And, with no Government funding, everything at SCAA - from the paramedics' wages to the fuel in the helicopter - is paid for by the generous donations from the public.
YOUR continued invaluable contribution funds this amazing charity and will fuel it into the next era so that the crews of Helimed 76 and Helimed 79 can be there for everyone.
With the help of the people of Scotland, SCAA will continue to make a difference, flying a first class expert paramedic response to those most in need - saving time, saving lives.
Those taking part in this year's Martin Currie Rob Roy Challenge can do so knowing that they are helping SCAA to fly into the future - thank you.