Fawley's Air Ambulance donations pass £50,000 over ten years

A decade-long partnership between ExxonMobil Fawley and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance is helping to keep a life-saving air ambulance service flying high. During this time, we’ve donated more than £50,000 to this vital emergency first aid provider.

Over the years, our funding has helped to promote the importance of STEM subjects in every area of the air ambulance through its outreach work. Its crews of doctors, paramedics, pilots, dispatch assistants and engineers provide perfect examples of how science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) are being used in the real world.

And more recently throughout the pandemic, when the outreach work had to stop, our donations have helped to support crew members by funding a wellbeing and skills development programme. This is continuing following our latest donation of £3,500.

Ray Southam, Fundraising Manager for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance said: “We really value the longstanding link we have with ExxonMobil in Fawley. The types of incidents that we are called out to means that our crew experience numerous severe trauma incidents and over time this takes its toll. The crew wellbeing programme provides confidential advice and support when they need it, as well as many interventions that avoid them reaching the point of burnout.

“Additionally, the education and ongoing development of our crew means that we can ensure our crews are trained in the highest levels of critical care and therefore ensure our service remains resilient, operational and fit for purpose.”

Nick Bone, ExxonMobil Fawley Chemicals Site Manager, added: “We are delighted to continue our support of the air ambulance, which provides an amazing service and has helped to save many lives.”

Image This year we donated 3,500 to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
This year we donated £3,500 to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance