Our Coach Seats for Causes campaign started seven years ago and has since seen us donate over £20,000 to a range of fantastic Cornish charities.
One local charity is carefully selected to be featured in our bi-annual holiday brochure. We then donate £1 for every seat booked from the brochure to our chosen charity.
Our current charity is:
Cornwall Air Ambulance provides vital emergency medical treatment to the most seriously sick and injured people across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, responding to over 1,100 incidents every year, with 1 in 5 of those patients being visitors to the county.
As a charity, it relies on the generosity of the public and the support of local businesses to fund these lifesaving missions. Your support helps to saves lives and keep more families together, like Jamie’s.
Jamie Denton was on the first day of a Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle last year, when he found himself in need of the Cornwall Air Ambulance. He was caught in a collision with a car going round a corner on a country road. The dad-of-two suffered suspected brain damage and the first he knew about being airlifted to hospital was when he woke up a week after his accident. He said: “If the Cornwall Air Ambulance hadn’t got there as quick as it did, it could have been so much worse. The service is vital.” Jamie is recovering well and is planning to take on the cycle challenge again next year.
Cornwall Air Ambulance is on scene in an average time of just 12 minutes in mainland Cornwall and less than 30 minutes on the Isles of Scilly. The Critical Care Paramedic crew provide pre-hospital critical care at the scene of the incident and can go on to fly the patient to specialist hospital units in Cornwall, Devon, Bristol and even as far as Swansea.
For the half a million people who call Cornwall home, as well as the millions who visit the county every year, Cornwall Air Ambulance is a reassuring presence and we thank you for the lives your support will help to save.
Previous charities that we have supported: