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Worth A Million

Player support tops £1 Million for Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance
Over the past five years players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised over £1 Million for Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA)

Players of People's Postcode Lottery have proved they're worth a million to Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA).

The life-saving service has received £1,150,000 over the past five years, with funding raised by players of our lottery helping them to save and improve thousands of lives across Scotland.

The charity, which has two fast-response EC135 helicopter air ambulances, based in Perth and Aberdeen, operates 12 hours a day, 365 days a year, flying to every corner of the country and responding to those in need.

Over the last 10 years SCAA has responded to around 5,400 call-outs, taking doctor and paramedic-led teams to the scene of time-critical emergencies and airlifting patients to vital hospital care.

A Vital Service

SCAA is Scotland's only charity-funded emergency air ambulance service and has proved an integral and vital part of the country's emergency response network since launching in 2013.

David Craig, Chief Executive of SCAA, said, "Those seriously ill or injured rely on SCAA's vital pre-hospital emergency response helicopters and crews when they face their darkest moments, and we rely on the public to fund those life-saving and life-changing flights.

"Over a million pounds in five years is outstanding and we can't thank players of People's Postcode Lottery enough. This amazing support has helped SCAA sustain and expand its service and players should be in no doubt that their support is saving lives.

"On behalf of all those people in need whose lives SCAA has touched, I want to say a huge 'thank you' to players of People's Postcode Lottery for their continued support."

Laura Chow, Head of Charities at People's Postcode Lottery, said, "Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance provides such a vital service to communities across Scotland and the number of lives impacted by the service over the last ten years is incredible. I'm delighted that players of People's Postcode Lottery have been able to raise over £1 Million for this life-saving charity."

Making A Difference

People's Postcode Lottery players are helping deserving causes like Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance make a difference every single day. Read more about the range of Charities that our players support.

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Published: 18/12/2023

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