The East Anglian Air Ambulance is the charity which the branch supports by donating a voluntary £1 per person at our Branch Business and Social Evenings; in November 2021, £115 which we collected throughout the year was donated to the EAAA at Norwich Airport.
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The East Anglian Air Ambulance is a charitable service and does not normally receive direct funding from the government. In the year ending June 2020, the charity’s income was £14.8 million, its expenditure was £13.0M, of which £9.7M was spent on operating the air ambulance service.The charity’s funding comes from public donations and fundraising activities, including the purchase of weekly lottery tickets, corporate donations and legacy giving. In 2020, it also received two government grants totalling £420,000.
EAAA’s mission statement is: “To alleviate suffering and save lives, by the rapid delivery of specialist clinicians and equipment to accidents and medical emergencies and the subsequent transfer of patients to and between hospitals”.
The charity provides air ambulance cover for East Anglia, in association with East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust, which provides highly skilled critical care paramedics who fly with the charity, doctors are seconded from their home NHS trusts.
East Anglian Air Ambulance has attended over 22,000 life saving missions since the charity’s first aircraft was launched in 2000, the average cost of each mission flown as of 2014–2015 financial accounts is £3,500.