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Shirley taxi company gets air ambulance crew back to base for free

Solihull Editorial 17th Apr, 2024   0

AIR AMBULANCE crew can get a lift back to base free from hospitals after attending a call thanks to a taxi company.

Veezu, which has a base in Shirley, has renewed its partnership with Midlands Air Ambulance Charity to help those get back when they have travelled by land ambulance or if the aircraft has needed to return due to nighttime and low visibility.

The account, which was set up at the company formerly known as Go Carz and A2B Radio Cars last year following a cash donation, has provided a vital service to the crew of critical care paramedics and doctors.

Graham Hoof, regional operations director of Veezu in the Midlands, said: “We’re always happy to offer cash donations to charities but in this case, we thought we could offer something that was of tangible benefit to the charity.

“After a long shift, especially one where you’ve helped save lives, the last thing you need is to worry about how you’re getting home.”

Pam Hodgetts, corporate partnerships manager at Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: “Veezu has been supporting Midlands Air Ambulance Charity for a number of years, providing valuable financial and pro bono support.

“As you can imagine, this not only provides our crew with peace of mind but also saves the charity a lot of money. We are extremely grateful for their ongoing support.”

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity operates and funds three air ambulances and a fleet of critical care cars covering six Midlands counties: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands.

It’s vital pre-hospital emergency service responds to some of the most traumatic incidents such as cardiac arrests, heart attacks and strokes.

Each year, it costs over £13million to maintain its clinical operations, where the charity relies solely on the support of local people and organisations to fund future lifesaving missions.



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