Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust
Local people will have seen this helicopter in our area many times. It is operated out of White Waltham aerodrome near Maidenhead.
It is a very fast machine which can be here in about 5 minutes and can take a patient directly to the nearest suitable hospital within minutes.
As this service is not funded by the NHS much of it's money has to come from fund raising activities which are carried out by a band of volunteers. The continuation and development of this service is becoming increasingly more vital to rural communities in an emergency especially when traffic congestion may prevent a land ambulance attending soon enough.
One of the fundraising activities is their weekly lottery. Details of this and other information regarding this service can be found on their website at www.airambulancetvac.org or call 01628 511691
Old printer toner and ink cartridges and old mobile phones are also needed as a means of raising money. These can be handed in at Nettlebed Post Office.
Don't forget to give your POST CODE if you ever
need to call the ambulance service using 999
They can also use map references to find a location.