We had the privilege to visit Wiltshire Air Ambulance at their HQ at Outmarsh, Semington. The purpose built site is state of the art and was opened by the Duchess of Cornwall. They have to deal with numerous challenges not least operating in the air space above Salisbury Plain where the military Chinooks, Apache and Puma helicopters are active. The Novichok incident in Salisbury led to the temporary closure of the site for precautionary testing by government scientists. Fortunately the base is operational again. We met the paramedics who are trained to the highest levels medically and some are trained navigators! The pilot’s skill levels are amazing having to land in ad hoc locations that they have never seen before. They are totally professional and despite having to deal with trauma on a daily basis they approach their work with a cheery disposition, passion, pride and enthusiasm in equal measure.
Rokill colleagues donated money at the Christmas party and the companies matched the sum raised resulting in a donation of £2,000 earlier this year. We choose to support the Wiltshire Air ambulance because they had touched the lives of one of our team. Thank you to all our colleagues whose generosity made this donation possible.