Save Up to Suit Up!

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance need you!

Our paramedics need your help to raise £20,000 to fund new flight suits. If every primary school child in the south saved up their 10 pence pieces, we could fund 30 new flight suits for our Specialist Critical Care Paramedics.

Specialist Critical Care Paramedic John joined Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance in 2010 and Oliver joined in 2016.

“Our suits are an important part of our day-to-day role. We have many pockets to allow us to carry vital equipment, maps and even a notepad on our leg so that we can write down medical information about a patient or the coordinates for where we are flying to.”

As well as being really useful, the flight suits also help to keep our teams safe.

“We have padded knees to protect us when treating a patient on the ground and the suits are produced in a flame retardant hi-vis red material, which will increase our visibility at an incident and help keep us safe.”

A new flight suit costs approximately £650, the £20,000 target will fund thirty new flight suits, or two suits for every paramedic.

We have lots of helpful tools to get you started. We’ll send you:

  • A fundraising pack
  • Teachers’ notes
  • Instructions on how you can make a collection pot
  • Target posters

We’ll also send your school a poster and stickers in the post!

Keep in touch and let us know how your fundraising is going and we’ll arrange for Teddy Medic, Pilot Paws or Herocopter to come to your school to collect the ten pence coins!


Fill in the form below to get involved in Save Up to Suit Up and we’ll send you your starter pack.

Save Up to Suit Up - Sign me up for the 10p Challenge!

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