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The Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust

Every Year Essex & Herts Air Ambulance are called to over 1,000 life-threatening incidents in Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas. Unlike NHS emergency services, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance is a registered Charity providing a free life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for the critically ill and injured.

Our specialist Pre-hospital Care Doctors and a Critical Care Paramedics can be rushed to the scene of a serious incident with life-saving support equipment, to deliver advanced clinical care that is normally only found in the Hospital Emergency Department. Once a patient is stabilised, they will be taken by air or land to the most appropriate hospital for their needs.

We also provide an extended service via our dedicated Rapid Response Vehicles. Our HEMS Doctor and Paramedic teams can respond quickly and safely at times when weather prevents our helicopters from flying. The cars carry full life-saving equipment, exactly like the helicopters, but are not weather or daylight dependent.

It costs approximately £6.5 million every year to cover all charitable and aircraft operational costs and we receive no direct funding from the Government or National Lottery. We rely entirely upon the generosity and goodwill of people like you to continue our life-saving work – we simply couldn’t fly without you!

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MS-UK was established in 1993, and is a small national charity dedicated to empowering people with multiple sclerosis to make the most of today, and live life to the full.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system (your brain and spinal cord). Approximately 100,000 people in the UK live with multiple sclerosis, and MS-UK provides high quality, professional services for anyone affected by MS.

MS-UK does not accept NHS or pharmaceutical funding, so we can offer completely independent, unbiased information. Our mission is to provide high quality, accessible and relevant information and support to anyone affected by MS and empower people to have choice, control and independence.

MS-UK has a bi-monthly magazine, New Pathways, a national helpline and a wellness centre based on the Hythe in Colchester called Josephs Court.

Josephs Court have over 180 clients in the local area and has a range of specialised equipment designed to create strength and muscle tone and improve the general fitness of people affected by MS. The centre also offers complementary therapies such as mindfulness and physiotherapy, as well as regular social activities for our clients.

Find MS-UK on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MultipleSclerosisUK

Follow MS-UK on Twitter at twitter.com/MSUK6

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