Air Ambulance celebrates 10 years flying

HIOWAA-10th-Anniversary-3724-1600x2400 The sun shone down on Thruxton Motorsports Centre as the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) celebrated their 10th birthday with a Family Fun Day. Over 2,000 people, including Felix Barrow, turned up to help celebrate this special day, raising over £5,000 to help keep the Air Ambulance saving lives.

The party started with live music from The Blue Drivers, with the stalls surrounding the arena selling plants, jewellery, toys, refreshments and more. Children were invited to to learn circus tricks, to draw or colour a birthday card for our Critical Care Team, and to enjoy traditional fair ground rides, vintage vehicles and more.

Our first HIOWAA Dog Show was a huge success, with dogs competing in eight categories ranging from Most Handsome Dog to Best Trick and Most like their Owner! Enzo, a miniature American Shepherd, took the prize of Best in Show.

A guest appearance was made by the Air Ambulance itself, and members of the onboard Critical Care Team were on hand to answer questions about their life-saving work. As a show of appreciation, HIOWAA CEO Alex Lochrane (pictured) presented the team with a card filled with messages of thanks from former patients and supporters. You can continue your support by donating here.

Photography Credit: Philip Cutland Green