London’s Air Ambulance is the charity which runs London’s helicopter emergency medical service. The service provides pre-hospital medical care to victims of serious injury, at the scene of the incident, throughout London – serving the 10 million people who live, work and commute within the M25.
Based at the Royal London Hospital and founded in 1989, the service is unique in that it operates 24/7, with the helicopter running in daylight hours and rapid response cars taking over at night.
The Team, which at all times includes a Senior Trauma Doctor and a specially trained Paramedic, perform advanced medical interventions, normally only found in the Hospital Emergency Department, in time critical, life threatening situations. Missions commonly involve serious road traffic collisions, falls from height, industrial accidents, assaults and injuries on the rail network.
London’s Air Ambulance has an international reputation for clinical excellence and delivers pioneering procedures which have been adopted across the world.
Protecting playing fields, improving lives. One of the country’s oldest sporting charities, the London Playing Fields Foundation is the leading body for the protection, provision and promotion of playing fields in the capital. It combines the power of sport with somewhere to play and, in so doing, makes a vital contribution to the health and well being of local communities. Since the Foundation’s formation in 1890 it has played a key role in establishing London’s position as one of the world’s greenest capital cities. Without its contribution London would have lost many of its open spaces. Once a playing field is lost it is lost forever.
Protecting playing fields and ensuring that they are well used can transform the lives of local communities. The LPFF’s aim is to widen participation in grassroots sport and create a healthier, more active London by providing facilities that are accessible, affordable and attractive. The Foundation is a great supporter of schools where an individual’s love for sport begins and it provides local clubs with good quality facilities in which they can play and practise