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We are very pleased to announce that the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s 25th anniversary celebrations, the AIR 25 Garden Party, will be held here at Hagley Hall and that Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex has accepted an invitation to attend this Friday 20th May.
It is more than fitting that the charity holds their anniversary here as 25 years ago the Hall was the venue that the charity chose to launch its inception as ‘Air5’. Since then the charity has been working tirelessly throughout the region undertaking no less than 46,000 lifesaving missions.
At the Garden Party, The Countess of Wessex will be greeted by the Lord Lieutenant for Worcestershire, Lt Col Patrick Holcroft, LVO OBE and will then be introduced to a number of invited guests who have made a significant difference to the charity over the last 25 years. Her Royal Highness will meet former patients, volunteers, fundraisers, aircrew, charity staff, trustees and corporate partners, including Pertemps who are kindly supporting the Garden Party.
The Countess of Wessex will unveil a commemorative memento to honour 25 years of service by the charity, marking the very spot that the first air ambulance helicopter Air5 was launched from Hagley Hall in 1991.
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity CEO Hanna Sebright said of the announcement: “We are truly honoured and delighted that Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex has graciously accepted our invitation to attend the 25th Anniversary Air25 Garden Party at Hagley Hall. Her presence will be an important and great privilege to the former patients, staff, fundraisers, volunteers and aircrew that have enabled us to provide vital lifesaving emergency medical care to the people and counties of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands for the last 25 years.
“This year will be a landmark in our service having provided lifesaving emergency medical care for over 46,000 former patients. The presence of The Countess Of Wessex to mark such an occasion is a fitting tribute to the work of the charity.”
Whilst the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Garden Party is an invite-only event, you can still support the charity during the 25th anniversary celebrations. to find out more, please contact Midlands Air Ambulance Charity on 0800 8 40 20 40.