National recognition for East Anglian Air Ambulance

EAAA Critical-Care Paramedic Mark Milsom and Head of Communications Diana Jakubowska receive the Charity Today Rescue Services Charity of the Year Award. Credit: � Charity Today/RHoughton
EAAA Critical-Care Paramedic Mark Milsom and Head of Communications Diana Jakubowska receive the Charity Today Rescue Services Charity of the Year Award. Credit: � Charity Today/RHoughton

A charity serving the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk has won national recognition for their vital work in the eastern region.

East Anglian Air Ambulance, which has bases at Cambridge and Norwich Airports respectively, scooped the Rescue Services Charity of the Year award following a year of unprecedented success.

The accolade, part of the Charity Today Charity Awards scheme, was awarded after they received an overwhelming amount of nominations and consequent votes in the finals from the British public.

Fighting off stiff competition from a raft of other high profile charities, some as far afield as Scotland, the charity has enjoyed a fine year that has also seen them receive news that The Duke of Cambridge Prince William will be joining the charity as a helicopter pilot in spring 2015.

Diana Jakubowska, of East Anglian Air Ambulance, said; “This award means so much to the team here, to receive recognition from the general public in the way that we have is unbelievable and a huge testament to the work being done here at East Anglian Air Ambulance.”

Lee Rayment, Chairman of Charity Today, said; “We are delighted that East Anglian Air Ambulance has been recognised by the public as providing vital support and care for those in need. It is an honour to head an organisation that can say thank you on behalf of the British public to recognise them as the ‘Rescue Services Charity of the Year’ with this award.”

For more information on the work of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, visit www.eaaa.org.uk or call 08450 669 999. You can also follow us on Twitter at @EastAngliAirAmb or ‘like’ our Facebook page – East Anglian Air Ambulance Charity.