Midlands Air Ambulance have been saving lives throughout Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, West Midlands and Gloucestershire since 1991. From one helicopter located at a temporary airbase to now three helicopters located throughout the region serving a population of over 6 million people. Since the very first mission in Hay on Way in Powys, the charity has since responded to a further 52,000 missions and continues to positively affect the lives of people day in, day out.
In 2014, MAAC unveiled its first wholly charity owned EC135 helicopter, named G-OMAA. The helicopter, which cost £4.5 million, has replaced the aircraft located at our RAF Cosford airbase, which was purchased thanks only to the generosity of the general public and a £1.4 million legacy from Mr Derek Bullivant.
To continue to fund the service, the charity must raise in excess of £7 million a year to keep the three helicopters flying. This is done through a variety of fundraising initiatives with the lottery and legacy giving being among the most successful. Midlands Air Ambulance Charity recently announced that its lottery had exceeded 80,000 members in August 2017 and publicly thanked the work of canvassers in the region for making it such a success.
Tower Lotteries are proud to work with Midlands Air Ambulance and the 10-year anniversary of our partnership is on the horizon.