Body repair centres aid air ambulance

With the clocks going back and the onset of bad weather, many body shops see more work in winter. When there's an accident there is often a need to get to hospital quickly. And there's no faster way than the air ambulance.

The East Anglia Air Ambulance is a 365-day-a-year lifesaving service across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgshire and Bedfordshire.

Since the charity's launch in 2000, the dedicated, highly-skilled medical crews on the specially-equipped helicopters have helped save the lives of hundreds of people involved in accidents or medical emergencies. Now, with the introduction of the first night flying campaign, the good work will continue around the clock.

East Anglian-based Gladwins Body Repair Centres repairs damaged vehicles after accidents, but is also supporting the air ambulance initially for three years with a monthly donation to enable it to offer an exceptional service into the future.

Chris Donaldson, air ambulance area fundraising manager, said: 'We are delighted to receive ongoing long-term support from Gladwins Body Repair Centres. This is a great example of corporate support from within the community that we serve.

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'It will help to keep our doctor-led service and aircraft flying seven days a week for the people of the region.'

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