Midlands Air Ambulance Charity unveil new critical care car at Pallet-Track's annual golf day

It’s tee time for Pallet-Track’s annual golf day

Keen golfers swung into action for a worthy cause, raising £4,920 for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity at Pallet-Track’s annual golf day.

Pallet-Track has committed to raising £75,000, over three years, to fund a new critical care car for the charity, which was unveiled at the event at Morley Hayes Golf Club in Derbyshire.

The 18th staging of the event featured 51 golfers from 13 teams, made up of our colleagues, Shareholder Members and business partners.

Taking home the trophy on the day were ‘Is There Life On Mars?’, while the runners up were ‘The Four Divots’.

The fundraising event was held to help fund the running of the new critical care car, which will run across six Midlands counties between 7pm and 7am.

24/7 hospital-level care

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances and a fleet of critical care cars across the largest air ambulance operating region in the UK.

It has had a strong presence in the area since launching in 1991, attending more than 75,000 missions. This vital service provides hospital-level care directly to the scene of an incident, giving patients the best possible chance of survival and recovery.

From January 2024, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s pre-hospital lifesaving service has been trialling a new clinical operating model, which sees its crew now responding on a 24/7 basis.

Lifesaving donations

Stuart Godman, chief executive of Pallet-Track, said: “Once again, our annual golf day surpassed all expectations, not least in the amount raised by our Shareholder Members for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

“It is an incredible charity whose lifesaving work helps those who need it the most, when they need it the most.

“However, many do not know that it relies on financial donations and receives no government funding for its daily operations.

“Our golf day is a fun event but, most importantly, it aims to raise as much money as possible for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity so it can continue to provide essential pre-hospital care and lifesaving intervention with this new critical care car.”

Jon Cottrell, senior partnership executive from Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: “Our thanks go to Pallet-Track and those who helped raise so much to support our vital charity.

“Midlands Air Ambulance Charity relies solely on donations and needs between £13 and £14 million each year to continue to reach and treat those in critical need.

“Thanks to the Pallet-Track annual golf day and the sizeable amount raised, future missions have been secured.”