There is still time to name Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance’s new Ambucopter

Karen Jobling, Chief Executive of Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, and Jack OHern joint Chairman of Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance Board of Trustees
Karen Jobling, Chief Executive of Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, and Jack OHern joint Chairman of Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance Board of Trustees

There is still time to name Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance’s new Ambucopter.

The competition is open to children aged 12 and below living in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

The last day for entries is Sunday, July 31.

The new, state-of-the-art Ambucopter will fly into the RAF Waddington base later this summer and the charity wants to give it a friendly name.

This name will also be given to the charity’s Ambucopter mascot who will travel the counties meeting children and teaching them about the charity.

Children just need to let the life saving charity know what they would call the new Ambucopter and why.

Entrants need to email helicopter@ambucopter.org.uk with the name and explain why they chose it, in no more than 50 words and include their own name and contact details.

As well as having the honour of naming the helicopter, there’s a fantastic prize for the best entry to the competition.

The winning entrant, with their family, can visit the Air Ambulance airbase HQ.

They’ll get to speak with the crew, learning how the life-saving missions are planned and carried out, and will take home a Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance goodie bag.

The charity’s Parameduck mascot, Douglas Duck Jnr, said: “The best thing about our new Ambucopter is that it will definitely help us to give even better care to injured and poorly people.

“It’s bigger than our current helicopter and, inside, the cabin is huge.

“It can fly up to 185mph and it can fly during the day and at night.

“Every time our helicopter is called out it costs more than £2,000.”

For more information visit www.ambucopter.org.uk, www.facebook.com/ambucopter or @LNAACT on Twitter.