BIALL Conference 2018

Charity Appeal

BIALL Charity Appeal 2018

We are pleased to announce that the £1005 proceeds from this year’s BIALL Charity Appeal will go to Midlands Air Ambulance. The money was raised by operating a charity raffle during the BIALL Annual Dinner. See bottom of page for prize winners.

Saving Lives by saving Time

Midlands Air Ambulance is the only charity responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving the communities of six Midlands counties: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands. This constitutes the largest air ambulance operating region in the UK.

The charity also provides secondary cover to the surrounding areas, such as Warwickshire and mid Wales.

Since 1991, the service has responded to more than 49,000 missions averaging 2,000 per year, making it one of the longest established and busiest air ambulance organisations in the UK.

The charity’s three aircrafts each carry a crew comprising pilot, two paramedics or flight doctors plus full life-support medical equipment. Operating from strategically located regional airbases, 90 per cent of the region is within reach within eight minutes.

If a patient reaches hospital within 60 minutes of injury (referred to as the ‘Golden Hour’) their chances of survival are dramatically increased. That is why the rapid response of the Midlands Air Ambulance is so vital in an emergency situation.

What is not widely known is that Midlands Air Ambulance receives no Government or National Lottery funding. Each air ambulance mission costs the Charity an average of £2,500 and in excess of £9 million is needed each year to keep its three air ambulances operational, which is donated entirely by the public and local businesses, with four in ten of those we help funded by Gift in a Wills.

The charity is fortunate to count on tremendous public support and good will, but never takes this for granted. Winning and keeping hearts and minds is an essential and constant challenge. That is why it regards the real ‘helicopter heroes’ as not only the aircrew, but those often unsung ground heroes, its fundraisers!

You can still contribute to this worthy charity. Donations, no matter how large or small, will make a valuable difference to this vital life saving service – donate online now.

Thank you.


BIALL Charity Raffle Winners

Overnight stay with dinner for two at Hilton Birmingham Metropole
Donated by Hilton Birmingham Metropole
Winner: Sile O’Shea, Honorable Society of King’s Inns

Donated by LexisNexis
Winner: Anneli Sarkanen, Fieldfisher LLP

£100.00 Marks and Spencer Voucher
Donated by InfoTrack
Winner: Darragh Begley, The Bar of Ireland, The Law Library

£50.00 Amazon Voucher
Donated by CRO Info
Winner: David Wills, Squire Law Library, University of Cambridge

Regency Hamper
Donated by Justis
Winner: Karen Palmer, Simmons & Simmons LLP

Overnight stay for two at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts
Donated by Sovereign Conference
Winner: Sarah Fahy, Allen & Overy LLP

Venue Details

Hilton Birmingham Metropole
National Exhibition Centre,
Birmingham, B40 1PP,
United Kingdom

See out how easy it is to travel to our conference venue by viewing our travel guide.

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