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Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance appeal to help fund its life-saving service



Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) has launched an appeal to Lanarkshire residents to help fund the life-saving service through its busiest period of the year.

As demand on the organisation peaks during June, July and August, SCAA is sending an SOS to people across the area to “Save Our Summer”.

Criona Knight, SCAA’s director of development and engagement, explained that busier roads, increased sporting activity, public events and a mass exodus into the countryside all lead to a significant increase in accidents and medical emergencies during the three-month period.

She told Lanarkshire Live: “Nobody in Scotland should die because they can’t get help in time.

“And SCAA is a vital component in a person’s chain of survival when serious illness or injury strikes – particularly in our most remote and rural areas.

“Every day our crews are flying vital care to those most in need – and every day the generosity of supporters throughout Scotland is funding those time-critical flights.

“Communities from Shetland to the Borders and the Outer Hebrides to the east coast have benefited from the paramedic and doctor-led teams SCAA delivers to the emergency scene and the rapid airlift of those ill or injured to definitive hospital care.

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