AJW Distribution are proud to support East Anglian Air Ambulance during 2023, looking to raise over £10,000K.
This charity was put forward by Sarah Miller, who has worked for AJW since 2003, and so is a charity we are all keen to raise money for. Here’s Sarah’s story;
“I lost my husband 2 years ago to a hereditary disease called Cadosil, if I am honest there was something wrong with him 10 years before but I was told it was depression.
After Jacob seeing his dad suffer he has decided to go to Uni to be a paramedic and is now in his second year of training out of three, his goal is be a Heli medic
His first shout was to a man jumping off the Orwell Bridge his words ”it was really exciting mum, RNLI and helicopter in attendance” my reply to that was “not very exciting for the man involved” who survived the jump broke his back and still managed to swim ashore and was taken to Addenbrookes.
This week he was called to a stroke patient arriving in the slotted time to treat her. The protocol is to ring ahead for a bed which was done. When they arrived on scene she was coherent with the ambulance staff. Upon arrival at the hospital they were told there was no bed and had to wait for two hours in the back of the ambulance. There was no porter to take her to the CT scan so Jacob did that. When leaving the patient she was classed as Brain Dead, if they were told there was no bed they could have taken her to Addenbrooks and the outcome may have been very different.
On a lighter note Jacob delivered his first baby on Friday night a little girl called Alice weighing in at 8lb13oz”
This was how Sarah put this charity forward to the AJW team, and hearing about why she wanted to raise money for EAAA made her win the votes.