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2016 Charity Ryan James John Hughes Jon Cottrell

Thanks to the generous support of Birmingham Law Society members, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity will be able to undertake five further vitally important air ambulance missions within the region.

To date, over £11,500 has been raised through various fundraising initiatives, and with each mission costing approximately £2,500, five critically-important call outs can now be answered.

Birmingham Law Society and President, John Hughes and his wife, Jane, undertook the ‘Shakespeare Way’ walk. This involved a 140-mile trek from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, to the Globe Theatre in London.

Donations were also generously given at the President’s Dinner, and ten members hope to raise a further £10,000 by taking on the Bear Grylls’ Survival Academy Challenge in the Brecon Beacons in March 2017.

In addition, Allsopp & Co in Solihull donated unclaimed clients’ balances to the lifesaving service, which is something Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is encouraging further firms to undertake.

While being mindful of The Accounts Rules 2011 (SRA 2011), with clients’ support this gesture, however large or small, will help make a considerable difference to the charity. For example, just £350 will equip one of the flight paramedics or doctors with a much needed flight suit, £600 will kit one helicopter with two aircrew response bags, £1,500 will pay for a flight helmet, and £2,500 will fund one air ambulance mission.

Sofia Voutianitis, corporate partnerships manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: “We are blessed with support from Birmingham Law Society members who have taken part in fundraising for the charity, and would encourage further firms to undertake a fundraising activity, or consider donating some of their unclaimed clients’ balances to our cause, as every donation makes an important difference to the lifesaving care we offer.”

If you are interested in learning more about Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and how to get involved, please contact Jon Cottrell via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit, or call on 0800 8 40 20 40.