Local Business News | New Sponsor for HIOWAA | Andover & VillagesVehicle hire and management company SHB Hire Limited is the latest organisation to become a corporate supporter of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. The family owned business has a diverse fleet of over 15,000 vehicles ranging from cars, standard and specialist LCVs and HGVs to golf buggies and ATVs. The company’s head office will provide fundraising support to Air Ambulance charities across the UK with each of the 15 regional depots fundraising for their local Air Ambulance.

Nicky Simpson, Commercial Director of SHB Hire commented:

“The service that each local Air Ambulance charity provides to their respective area is nothing short of amazing. We believe that, as a major supplier of vehicles used across the UK’s network of roads, it is only right that we support an organisation that has been credited with saving the lives of many road users. The costs involved in providing such an effective and proven service are high and we hope that our support will enable the service to continue to prosper”.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance brings an advanced critical care team to people in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight when they need it most.

Available both day and night, 365 days a year, the Air Ambulance critical care team is called out many times a day to attend to road traffic collisions, sporting accidents, collapses and many other incidents. Highly skilled crews of Doctors, Paramedics and Pilots can be at the scene of an incident within minutes, ready to deliver the same level of care that you would expect from a hospital emergency department.

HIOWAA Corporate Fundraiser Ray Southam commented ‘It currently costs in excess of £9,000 a day to maintain our life saving service, and it is only thanks to the generosity of companies such as SHB Hire Ltd that we are able keep the Air Ambulance flying and saving lives.’

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