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The Mayors appeal
The Mayor, Councillor Chandler, is pleased to announce that her Mayor's Appeal for 2018/19 will be for two charities:
Since 1994 Rainbows has opened its doors and hearts to those children and the people who love them most. As the East Midlands only hospice for children and young people, Rainbows is a place where children with terminal, life limiting and life threatening conditions can go along with the family for support through this difficult journey.
Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance
Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance has been circling the skies of the East Midlands since 2008, keeping people safe and helping to save lives every single day of the year.
As a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), they attend many different incidents including road traffic collisions, horse riding accidents, sporting injuries and medical emergencies such as cardiac arrests.
Dedicated paramedics, doctors and pilots work together to provide advanced clinical care to patients at the scene of the accident, before flying them to the most suitable hospital. The speed of the helicopter means patients can be flown to the hospital best equipped to treat their injuries, rather than to the nearest hospital which may not have specialist treatment available.
Flying out of East Midlands Airport they attend an average of three rescue missions every single day with the capability to attend even more should the need arise - and it often does, sometimes flying back to back missions. The service receives no Government funding so a team of dedicated fundraisers work hard across the counties to ensure that the helicopter remains in the sky.